Rishabh Pant suffers multiple injuries in serious car accident

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Rishabh Pant suffers multiple injuries in serious car accident


India goalkeeper Rishabh Pant was injured in a serious car accident near Roorkee, Uttarakhand on Friday morning and is currently being treated and examined at a hospital in Dehradun.

“Rishabh has two cuts on her forehead, a torn ligament in her right knee and also injured her right wrist, ankle and toe and sustained abrasion injuries to her back,” the BCCI said in a statement. “Rishabh’s condition remains stable, and he has now been transferred to Max Hospital, Dehradun, where he will undergo an MRI to determine the extent of his injuries and formulate his course of treatment.”

The accident took place early Friday morning as Pant was driving toward Roorkee. His car, which was badly damaged in the accident, reportedly hit the highway divider and subsequently caught fire. Pant was initially taken to a local hospital, Saksham Hospital Multispecialty and Trauma Center, where he received treatment for impact injuries before being transferred to Dehradun*.

“Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant’s car was in an accident at around 5:30 am,” Uttarakhand Police Director General Ashok Kumar was quoted as saying by NDTV. “The incident took place at Mohammedpur Jat, near Roorkee…the car collided with the divider and caught fire. He was taken to Roorkee hospital from where he has now been transferred to Dehradun.”

According to Dr. Sushil Nagar, who directed the emergency treatment, Pant had laceration wounds to his forehead, one just above his left eye; there’s a torn ligament in her knee; and abrasions on her back. She also injured her right ankle. However, early X-rays suggested that there is no fracture or burns on Pant’s body.

He has been sent to the Max Hospital in Dehradun where further scans, including an MRI, will determine the extent of the injuries and the course of treatment. Pant arrived at the hospital at 6 am.

“We’re still looking at it. [Pant]. He’s stable at the moment, there doesn’t seem to be cause for major concern. Once the assessment is complete, we will publish a detailed bulletin,” said Dr. Dishant Yagnik, medical superintendent at Max Hospital, Dehradun. “He is conscious, speaking and doctors are examining him wherever he is saying he is feeling discomfort.” Orthopedics and plastic surgeons are looking at it right now. And we’re looking at it for internal injuries.”