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Pant undergoes knee surgery; likely to be out for a year

Last updated on: January 07, 2023 21:40 IST

IMAGE: Rishabh Pant suffered multiple injuries after his speeding car hit the divider and caught fire on the Delhi-Dehradun highway, on December 30, 2022. Photograph: PTI

Rishabh Pant, who miraculously survived a horrific car accident last week, has successfully undergone a knee surgery at a Mumbai hospital, BCCI sources said on Saturday.


"Rishabh Pant has successfully undergone a knee ligament surgery on Friday. He will be under observation. Further course of action and rehabilitation will be advised by Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala and followed by the BCCI sports science and medicine team," a BCCI source told PTI.

It is learnt that Pant has undergone a Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery and is likely to be out of of action for a year.

The surgery took place at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital in Andheri West under the supervision of Dr Pardiwala, the head of the Centre for Sports Medicine and director of Arthroscopy & Shoulder Service.

Pant was taken to Mumbai by air ambulance from Dehradun since he was not in a position to fly by a commercial airline.

The 25-year-old, who was driving from Delhi to Roorkee to surprise his family members in the early hours of December 30, suffered multiple injuries after his speeding car hit the divider and caught fire.


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