“Rishabh has two cuts to his forehead, a torn ligament in his right knee and also injured his right wrist, ankle and toe and suffered abrasion injuries to his back,” BCCI said in a statement. . “Rishabh’s condition remains stable and he has now been transferred to Max Hospital in Dehradun, where he will undergo MRI scans to determine the extent of his injuries and formulate his new treatment.”
The accident happened in the early hours of Friday morning as Pant was driving to Roorkee. His car, which was badly damaged in the crash, reportedly hit the separation wall in the road and subsequently caught fire. Pant was first taken to a local hospital – Saksham Hospital Multispecialty and Trauma Center – where he was treated for impact injuries before being transferred to Dehradun*.
“Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant’s car had an accident around 5:30 a.m.,” Uttarakhand Police Director General Ashok Kumar was quoted as saying by NDTV. “The incident took place at Mohammedpur Jat near Roorkee…the car collided with the splitter and caught fire. He was transferred to Roorkee Hospital from where he has now been transferred to Dehradun.”
According to Dr. Sushil Nagar who led the emergency treatment, Pant had lacerations on his forehead, one just above his left eye; there is a torn ligament in the knee; and abrasions on the back. He also injured his right ankle. However, early x-rays suggest there is no broken bone and no burns on Pant’s body.
He was sent to Max Hospital in Dehradun where further scans, including an MRI, will determine the extent of the injuries and further treatment. Pant arrived at the hospital at 6 a.m.
“We are still reviewing it. [Pant]. It is stable for the moment, there does not seem to be any major problem. Once the assessment is complete, we will issue a detailed bulletin,” said Dr. Dishant Yagnik, Medical Superintendent at Max Hospital, Dehradun. “He is conscious, and he is speaking, and doctors are examining wherever he says there is discomfort. . Orthopedists and plastic surgeons are looking at it right now. And we’re looking at all the internal injuries.”
*0400 GMT, December 30 – Story has been edited to reflect the hospital’s location change and Pant heading to Roorkee.