Rishabh Pant will likely miss a significant amount of time due to his injuries sustained in a serious car accident on Friday morning (December 30) near Roorkee. The 25-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman collided with a divider in his car on Friday morning close to Roorkee after making his last match appearance for India against Bangladesh in the second Test of a two-match series last week in Dhaka.
The cricketer suffered several injuries as a result of the tragic accident, but he is currently receiving treatment at Dehradun’s Max Hospital and is not in danger. According to reports, Pant has two wounds on his forehead, a torn ligament in his right knee, and wounds on his right wrist, ankle, and toe. He reportedly also suffered abrasion wounds to his back, right wrist, and right ankle.
As per reports from ESPNcricinfo.com, the wicket-keeper batter is safe now and had a MRI of his brain and spinal cord. The results of the MRI has returned as ‘normal’. He doesn’t have any internal damage in his spinal cord and brain as per the official reports.
It will take Rishabh three to six months to recover from the ligament injury he sustained in the car accident, according to The Times of India, which cited a physician who oversees the sports injury department at AIIMS-Rishikesh.
If it takes Pant six months to recover from an injury, it will be difficult for him to play in the upcoming four-match Test series against Australia and the 2023 Indian Premier League. The 25-year-old is an essential part of India’s Test team because he has consistently performed well in the longest format. Four Test matches will be held in India, which is currently ranked second in the World Test Championship, beginning on February 9 against Australia.