The good news for the Indian fans is that Rishabh Pant has successfully undergone right knee surgery at the Kokilaben Ambani Hospital.
The 25-year-old, who suffered a fatal car crash on December 30, sustained a severe ligament tear in his right knee, for which he was treated at Max Hospital in Dehradun before being air-lifted to Mumbai for further treatment.
The BCCI shifted Pant to the Kokilaben Hospital on January 4 and was kept under the direct supervision of Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala, who has treated several renowned sporting figures in the past.
The team of doctors under Dinshaw performed the first of the two major surgeries on Friday. The report is that Pant is healing fast but will still be out for 8-9 months, which will rule him out of the World Cup.
IPL chairman Arun Dhumal told InsideSports that they cannot comment on the extent of the injury, but the player is recovering fast.
Leading news agency, ANI also reported the same and tweeted about Pant’s successful surgery.
“Cricketer Rishabh Pant’s knee surgery was successfully conducted yesterday at a private hospital in Mumbai. He is under the supervision of the medical team and is recovering fast,” tweeted ANI.
Rishabh will soon undergo the 2nd major surgery on his right knee, but the date for that is yet to be known.