India wakes up to shocking news Rishabh pantsThere was a terrible car accident on Friday. The batsman miraculously escaped when his limousine crashed into a road divider and burst into flames after dozing off on the Delhi-Dehradun highway in the early hours of Friday morning. The 25-year-old man, who was on his way to surprise his mother in his hometown of Roorkee, suffered head, back and foot injuries when the accident occurred at around 5.30am in Manglaur, Haridwar district, Uttarakhand state. The condition was later stabilized, police said. Pant is currently hospitalized in a hospital in Dehradun.
According to the tweet from ESPNcricinfo, Rishabh Pant’s brain and spinal cord MRI results returned to ‘normal’. He also underwent plastic surgery for facial injuries, lacerations and abrasions. Panter will have an MRI of his ankle and knee on Saturday.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has provided an update on the health of the 25-year-old cricketer. Panter suffered two forehead wounds and a torn ligament in his right knee but is in a stable condition, read a statement from the cricket team.
“India goalkeeper Rishabh Pant was involved in a car accident near Roorkee, Uttarakhand early Friday morning. He was taken to the Integrative Specialist and Trauma Center of Saksham Hospital for treatment for impact injuries. Rishabh suffered two wounds on his forehead and a torn ligament in his right knee Injuries, right wrist, ankle, toes, and abrasions on the back,” the BCCI statement read.
“Rishabh’s condition remains stable and he has now been transferred to Max Hospital in Dehradun where he will undergo an MRI scan to ascertain the extent of his injuries and formulate his further treatment plan.”
“BCCI has been in constant contact with Rishabh’s family, while the medical team is in close contact with the doctors who are currently treating Rishabh. The board will ensure that Rishabh receives the best possible medical care and receives all the support he needs during this traumatic phase,” the statement added .
Pant was on his way back to his hometown of Roorkee to surprise his mother when he dozed off while driving, causing the accident. He had to break the car’s windshield to escape after the vehicle caught fire. Haridwar Senior Superintendent Ajai Singh said the driver of a Haryana Roadways bus and other staff helped the cricketer out of the burning Mercedes Benz. The car was completely charred and reduced to a mess. Pant dozed off alone in the car when it hit the partition and caught fire, he said.
Uttarakhand police chief Ashok Kumar confirmed that the cricketer was alone in the car when the accident happened and fled the vehicle after breaking the windshield after it caught fire.
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