It has been 10 days since the knee surgery of Indian team’s wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant. Doctors have kept Pant under observation and are ascertaining whether his ligaments are healing naturally or not.
According to the Times of India report, Pant underwent major surgery for the medial collateral ligament while the anterior cruciate ligament underwent minor repair. Doctors are hoping that Pant’s remaining injured ligaments will heal naturally
A BCCI source said, “Pant had injuries to all his ligaments. The posterior cruciate ligament is a concern. The doctors said that MCL surgery was necessary. Now his PCL will be analyzed in two weeks. Hopefully no further surgery will be needed. As of now, Pant has undergone a major surgery as per the requirement.”
According to the source, Pant will be discharged from the hospital in two weeks and then the BCCI will plan his rehabilitation. The source said, ‘It takes four to six weeks for the ligament to heal. After this rehab and strengthening will start.’
Pant’s return to the game will be analyzed in the next two months. Pant realizes that it is going to be a tough road. They will also have to go through counseling sessions. It may take four to six months before he can start playing.