"Substantial Improvement" In Rishabh Pant's Condition After Crash: Report
Rishabh Pant has undergone minor plastic surgery near forehead, currently out of danger, DDCA director Shyam Sharma said to NDTV.
Rishabh Pant has undergone a minor plastic surgery on forehead. He is currently stable and out of danger, informed DDCA director Shyam Sharma to NDTV. The Indian wicketkeeper-batter met with a horrific accident on Friday morning as he was driving from Delhi to Dehradun in his Mercedes Benz. His car caught fire after it hit a divider. Pant was fortunate enough to come out of the car in time, though he suffered a ligament tear in his right knee and cuts above his forehead.
"Rishabh Pant underwent a minor plastic surgery near his forehead. A 3-member DDCA team is reaching Dehradun in an hour. BCCI is constantly in touch with the doctors at Max Hospital and with Pant's family. He is currently stable and out of danger. We are yet to decide whether he needs to be shifted to Delhi or not," DDCA director Shyam Sharma told to NDTV on Saturday.
Rishabh Pant narrowly escaped death after his high-end vehicle smashed into a road barrier and caught fire on the Delhi-Dehradun highway. According to reports, he had dozed off on the wheel.
There's "substantial improvement" in Pant's condition, hours after undergoing plastic surgery on the forehead, news agency PTI reported.
"There are no immediate plans to shift him anywhere as his condition has improved substantially since yesterday," Umesh Kumar, a close family aide, told PTI.
Shyam Sharma also expressed satisfaction at the treatment being given to the cricket star at the facility.
"He (Pant) is being looked after well by doctors here. The BCCI is also in touch with them, taking updates on his condition. As of now, he will be kept here only," Sharma told reporters after meeting the cricketer.
According to SK Singh, the Superintendent of Police, Haridwar (Rural), Pant was going to Roorkee to meet his relatives. He added that the accident happened because Pant fell asleep at the wheel a kilometre ahead of Narsan towards Roorkee.
Pant was alone in the car when he met with the accident on the Delhi-Dehradun highway.
According to photographs from the site, the car was seen in a badly burnt condition.
(With PTI Inputs)