BCCI confirms Rishabh Pant to be transferred to Mumbai
Rishabh Pant (Source: Twitter)
India's wicket-keeping superstar Rishabh Pant will be shifted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital in Mumbai today for additional care via air ambulance, revealed BCCI who has been monitoring the batter closely.
It has been revealed that Pant will get operated for the ligament tear he suffered on the right knee.
As of now, he is in the Max Hospital in Dehradun where he was shifted after being involved in heavy car accident during early hours of 30th December while driving towards Roorkee, his hometown.
What BCCI in their official statement mentioned
"The Board of Control for Cricket in India have made all the necessary arrangements to shift India wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant to Mumbai. Rishabh, who is currently receiving treatment for his injuries at Max Hospital, Dehradun following a car accident on 30th December, will be brought to Mumbai in an air ambulance.
"He will be admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute and 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 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."
Shyam Sharma, Director of DDCA said,
"I have been in touch with his mother. We will shift him to Mumbai for further assistance for his ligament tear."
Pant's condition was said to be improving and it remains to be seen how much time it takes for him to fully recover and make a comeback in the international setup with the World Cup scheduled for October-November.
Meanwhile, Sharma mentioned that people should avoid visiting as chances of infection are pretty high at the moment.
"Those who are going to meet Pant should avoid, as there are chances of infection. There should be no VIP movement to meet Pant, and people visiting him should avoid it as there are chances of infection for Pant."