India wicketkeeper Pant to be airlifted to Mumbai for further treatment after car crash

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India wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant is to be airlifted from Dehradun to Mumbai in order to undergo further surgery following his car crash in December.

The 25-year-old was hospitalised following a collision late last month, suffering injuries to his head, knee and foot.

Pant was initially treated in his hometown of Roorkee, near the accident, before being moved for further work to Dehradun.

But now the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has confirmed he is to be flown to Mumbai in order to be nearer to their own empanelled medical team.

"Rishabh will undergo surgery and subsequent procedures for ligament tears and will continue to be monitored by the BCCI Medical Team throughout his recovery and rehabilitation," it said in a statement.

"The Board will make every effort to aid and expedite the recovery process of Rishabh and will provide him with all the support he needs during this period."

There is no further prognosis on Pant's recovery period.