India’s star cricketer Rishabh Pant suffered multiple injuries when his BMW car collided with a road divider on the Delhi-Dehradun highway, on Friday.
“Pant met with an accident in Manglaur in Haridwar district when his car hit a divider at 5.30 am on Friday,” Haridwar SSP Ajai Singh said.
“He was rushed to Saksham hospital in nearby Roorkee from where he was referred later to Max Hospital, Dehradun.”
The accident happened at Mohammadpur Jat in Manglaur.
The batsman was alone in the car at the time of the accident, and according to Uttarakhand Police Director General Ashok Kumar, he broke the windscreen to get out of the burning car. As a result of the collision, he has the head, knee, and shin injuries. He has been transferred to the Max Hospital in Dehradun since his leg may have fractured.
What Doctors Said about his Health
According to ESPNCricinfo, Dr. Sushil Nagar, who treated Pant in an emergency, said the cricketer’s main injuries are on his “forehead and knee.”
“The first X-rays suggest there is no fracture and there are no burns on Pant’s body despite his car catching fire,” it said.
“Pant has two lacerative wounds on his forehead, one right above the left eye; there is a ligament tear in the knee; and abrasions on his back.”
People’s prayers for Pant
“Praying for Rishabh Pant. Thankfully he is out of danger. Wishing @RishabhPant17 a very speedy recovery. Get well soon Champ,” NCA chief VVS Laxman said on Twitter.
Earlier, Pant was not included in either the ODI or the T20I squad and the BCCI media release didn’t clarify if he was injured, rested or dropped.
The wicketkeeper-batter didn’t feature in the ODIs in Bangladesh as well before returning for the two-match Test series.