It has been two weeks since Rishabh Pant suffered a fatal car crash on the Delhi-Dehradun highway. The 25-year-old was on his way home for the New Year when his Mercedes collided with a divider.
Pant sustained severe injuries and tore his right knee ligament, which rules him out of the upcoming IPL and possibly the fifty-over World Cup also.
Recently, the 25-year-old underwent the first of two surgeries for his torn ligament, but the doctors said he needs 6-8 months to return to cricket.
In the latest development, the news from the Kokilaben hospital is that Pant has made a remarkable recovery post-surgery. According to the teams of doctors, Pant stood on his own feet for the first time after the accident.
“Pant stood on his feet for the first time after the accident. It lasted for two seconds, but it was remarkable,” said the doctors.
For Pant to be a part of the World Cup, it depends on him, reckoned the doctors. They confirmed that his return depends on his rehab once he gets discharged from the hospital.
According to the reports, Pant will stay for a week more in the Kokilaben Hospital and then he will be free to go home and walk with the help of a walker and support.