Rishabh Pant Health Update: Pant posts HEARTFELT message for first time after HORRIFIC accident, says ‘Ready for challenges, see you all on the field’

Rishabh Pant Health Update: India’s wicketkeeper-batter has posted his first message after his horrific accident on December 30. Currently, at the Kokilaben Hospital…

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Rishabh Pant Health Update: India’s wicketkeeper-batter has posted his first message after his horrific accident on December 30. Currently, at the Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai, Pant is recovering from a double ligament surgery. He damaged all three ligaments on the right knee following the accident. After initial treatment in Dehradun, BCCI transferred him to Mumbai. While his road to recovery is tough and time-consuming, he has thanked everyone for the support. Follow India Cricket LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN.

“I am humbled and grateful for all the support and good wishes. I am glad to let you know that my surgery was a success. The road to recovery has begun and I am ready for the challenges ahead. Thank you to the BCCI, Jay Shah & government authorities for their incredible support,” Rishabh Pant said in a tweet.

Rishabh Pant Health Update: Pant posts HEARTFELT message for first time after HORRIFIC accident, says ‘Ready for challenges, see you all on the field’

Rishabh Pant Health Update: Bad news, BCCI official confirms, ‘Pant MOST LIKELY to miss ICC World Cup 2023’, another surgery in six weeks, Follow LIVE Updates

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Rishabh Pant Surgery: In the accident, Rishabh suffered torn all three ligaments in his right knee. While doctors reconstructed three of the ligaments, it will take another six weeks for the 2nd surgery on the ACL ligament.

In a three-hour marathon surgery, Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala reconstructed Pant’s posterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament as per an ESPNCricinfo report. However, doctors did not go ahead with the reconstruction of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament.

Pant’s return to the cricket field depends on his rehab and the training he undergoes once he is discharged from the hospital. Pant is expected to be in the hospital at least for the next one week. In the coming days, he will be made to walk with the help of a walker and support. But he will once again return to hospital in six weeks’ time for the 2nd surgery.

The sources close to BCCI’s medical team informed InsideSport that doctors at the hospital feel Pant will need a minimum of 8-9 months to make a comeback on the field. This means, not only he will miss IPL 2023 but can also miss Asia Cup 2023 & ODI World CUP in October.

However, Rishabh is keeping positive. The first surgery was successful. He will return home in a couple of days, he will continue his recovery.

“From the bottom of my heart, I also would like to thank all my fans, teammates, doctors and the physios for your kind words and encouragement. Looking forward to see you all on the field,” Pant added. 

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How long does ligament surgery recovery take? – It is still unclear the severity of his tear. He had undergone an MRI in Dehradun on his brain and spinal chord. But due to swelling and pain, doctors had to abandon MRI on his knee and ankle. The severity will only be ascertained when the swelling subsides a bit. But as per preliminary tests, it appears that Pant will need surgery for both ankle and knee.

A knee ligament surgery usually takes 6 months. But considering, he is a wicketkeeper – he needs to strengthen his knees more before returning to competitive cricket. Once the doctors determine the damage, they will be able to say how long the recovery will take.

Series Rishabh Pant will miss:

  • India vs New Zealand (3 ODIs, 3 T20s) – January-February
  • India vs Australia (4 Tests & 3 ODIs) – February-March
  • IPL 2023 (April-May)
  • World Test Championship Final (If India qualifies) – June
  • India Tour of West Indies (July)
  • Asia Cup 2023 – September
  • ICC ODI World CUP – Oct / Nov – Can miss depending on severity of LIGAMENT Tear.

“It’s too early to say when he will return. But as per his latest medical reports, it doesn’t sound good. He will miss at least 8-9 months of action and is most likely out of World Cup as well. But it all depends on how his next surgery goes,” a senior BCCI official told InsideSport.

Rishabh Pant Health Update: Pant posts HEARTFELT message for first time after HORRIFIC accident, says ‘Ready for challenges, see you all on the field’

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