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Rishabh Pant undergoes knee surgery for ligament tear

Pant was hurt in a car accident on December 30

rishabh-pant-fans-pti Fans hold a poster of Rishabh Pant during the T20I match between India and Sri Lanka at Wankhede Stadium, in Mumbai | PTI

Indian wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant successfully underwent a knee surgery at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital today, according to the BCCI sources.

The 25-year-old, who was driving from Delhi to Roorkee to surprise his family members in the early hours of December 30, suffered multiple injuries after his speeding car hit the divider and caught fire. Pant was taken to Mumbai by air ambulance from Dehradun since he was not in a position to fly by a commercial airline.

"Rishabh Pant has successfully undergone a knee ligament surgery on Friday. He will be under observation. Further course of action and rehabilitation will be advised by Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala and followed by the BCCI sports science and medicine team," a BCCI source told PTI.

The surgery took place under the supervision of Pardiwala, the head of the Centre for Sports Medicine, and Director of Arthroscopy & Shoulder Service.

Pant was not included in the white-ball squads for the series against Sri Lanka.

He will miss the Test series against Australia and also the Indian Premier League.

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