India wicketkeeper batter Rishabh Pant has been shifted to Mumbai from Dehradun for his ligament tear surgery.
He will most likely sit out from international cricket for a period of 4-6 months as per the reports.
Pant is currently receiving treatment at Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital where he was airlifted to.
On the other hand, doctors have said that Pant has received a ligament tear similar to Ravindra Jadeja’s.
An official source has said regarding Pant,
Every player’s body is different but looking at his (Rishabh Pant) report, our doctors say the ligament injury is like the one (Ravindra) Jadeja suffered. As per the reports we received from Dehradun, we were told that Pant would need surgery as early as possible. It looks like he will take more than four months to recover.
In 2022, Jadeja suffered a similar ligament tear that ruled him out almost for the entirety of 2022. He did not play in the Asia Cup as well as the T20 World Cup.
Severity of Pant’s injury still not clear; BCCI to release a statement
Meanwhile, the severity of Pant’s ligament tear is still not clear but it is confirmed that he will miss the Border-Gavaskar Trophy along with IPL 2023.
However, if things remain on the positive side and the response to the treatment is quick, Pant can make a comeback for Asia Cup 2023.
Officially, there has been no announcement on Pant’s injury by the BCCI and they might release a statement soon.
Pant met with a severe accident on the Delhi-Dehradun highway when he was on his way to Roorkee.
He wanted to spend the New Year with his family but unfortunately, his car hit the divider, and Pant was saved by the skin of his teeth.
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