Rishabh Pant’s surprise visit to mother turns into horrific car accident | Cricket News


NEW DELHI: Rishabh PantsThe plan to surprise his mother before the new year turned into a horrific accident after his car collided with a road divider on the Delhi-Dehradun highway in the early hours of Friday.
The Indian wicket-keeper’s star hitter was lucky to survive serious injuries due to his vigilance, jumping out of his Mercedes in no time as the car burst into flames after hitting the splitter.
Dr Sushil Nagar, who was the first to attend to Pant in the emergency department at Saksham Hospital near Roorkee, said the cricketer had not suffered any fractures but had a knee ligament injury that would require further investigation.
“When he was brought to our hospital, he was fully conscious and I spoke to him. He wanted to surprise his mother and was going home,” Nagar told PTI.
He suffered large bruises on his back, but Nagar said they were not burns.
“The injuries arose because he jumped out of the car smashing his car window as soon as it caught fire. As he landed on the side of the road in the back, the skin peeled off. peeled off. But these are not burns and not very serious.”
The 25-year-old dozed off and lost control of his Mercedes early Friday morning en route to his home in Roorkee. He was alone in the car.

The accident happened at Mohammadpur Jat in Manglaur town of Hardiwar district.
He suffered head, back and foot injuries but is in stable condition.
“He had two lacerations (blunt trauma) to his head but I didn’t put stitches. I recommended him to Max Hospital where a plastic surgeon could see him,” Nagar said.
The doctor, however, said Pant suffered a torn ligament in his right knee and the extent of that injury could only be determined after an MRI.

Watch: The moment Rishabh Pant escaped from his burning car

“However, x-ray reports carried out at our hospital suggest that there are no bone injuries. Yes, there is a torn ligament on his right knee. The severity of the situation can only be detected after further investigation and detailed MRI,” he said.
Ligament injuries come in varying degrees and it can take 2-6 months to return to full fitness, putting a serious question mark over Pant’s availability for the home Test series against Australia, starting of February 9.

The cricketing world prays for the speedy recovery of star cricketer Rishabh Pant

The cricketing world prays for the speedy recovery of star cricketer Rishabh Pant

Pant was not part of the next series of white balls against Sri Lanka from January 3. He was supposed to join the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru for a strength and conditioning program ahead of February’s Border Gavaskar Trophy.
The explosive left-handed wicket-keeper batsman has scored 2,271 runs in 33 Tests so far with the help of five hundred and 11 half-centuries. He also represented the country in 30 ODIs and 66 T20Is, scoring 865 and 987 runs respectively.



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