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Rishabh Pant’s knee surgery successful, cricketer recovering fast

First Published: 7th January, 2023 14:21 IST

Pant was on Wednesday air-lifted to Mumbai's Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute from Dehradun

India wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant has undergone successful knee surgery at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute, according to sources.

Pant was on Wednesday air-lifted to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute from Dehradun’s Max Hospital where he was admitted following a car accident on December 30.

On Wednesday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) issued a statement saying the wicketkeeper-batsmen will undergo surgery and subsequent procedures for ligament tears and will continue to be monitored by its medical team throughout his recovery and rehabilitation.

The statement said that Pant will be under the direct supervision of Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala, Head – the Centre for Sports Medicine, and Director – Arthroscopy & Shoulder Service at the hospital.

“Rishabh will undergo surgery and subsequent procedures for ligament tears and will continue to be monitored by the BCCI Medical Team throughout his recovery and rehabilitation,” the BCCI said in an official statement.

“The Board will make every effort to aid and expedite the recovery process of Rishabh and will provide him with all the support he needs during this period,” the statement read.

According to an earlier statement by the BCCI, the cricketer suffered two cuts on his forehead, a ligament tear in his right knee, ankle, toe and back. (ANI)

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