Rishabh Pant, India’s star wicketkeeper, has been out of contention for quite some time. The 25-year-old was involved in a car accident in December 2022, which resulted in significant injuries and forced him to miss a complete season.
Pant, on the other hand, has made significant progress towards returning to the field in recent months, and he was also seen walking without crutches. Pant has allegedly been given even more good news, as he will not have to endure another operation, as was previously planned.
According to the Times of India, the medical professionals managing the 25-year-old are pleased with his progress thus far. He suffered serious injuries in the accident, and the fact that the doctors who kept him under observation ruled out further surgery suggests that the star wicketkeeper is on the mend.
Pant underwent surgery to repair his medial collateral ligament (MCL) as well as some repairs to his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). However, it was the player’s posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) that caused him troubles. He was told that a second opinion on the PCL was possible, but that it has already been ruled out.
BCCI official giving an update on Rishabh Pant’s recovery
Furthermore, observing his remarkable progress towards full recovery, a BCCI official stated that the 25-year-old’s recovery has been going considerably better than predicted, and his return to the field could be imminent.
“Let’s make it clear that Pant never had multiple surgeries, as was speculated. There was much anxiety over another surgery. He was monitored every fortnight. Fortunately, his progress has been better than expected. This is a big boost for him. It could mean his comeback can happen a lot earlier than what was first expected,”
a BCCI official was quoted as saying by TOI.
“He is in good spirits. He can now walk considerably longer without a crutch. The focus of his rehab is now largely on strengthening. He should be in the back-to-play phase training soon,”
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