Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Sergio Rico remains in intensive care following his head trauma over the weekend. After falling off a horse near Huelva this weekend, he suffered cranial injuries believed to have been caused by the horse after he fell, as per MD.
Rico was air-lifted to a hospital in Seville and is now in intensive care there. The 29-year-old remains stable, but there have been ‘no significant changes’ since Monday according to the latest medical update.
Who Is Sergio Rico
Sergio Rico González is a Spanish goalkeeper who competes for Ligue 1 team Paris Saint-Germain. He was born on September 1, 1993. He started his professional career at Sevilla, where he played in 170 competitive games and twice won the Europa League.
He joined Paris Saint-Germain in 2019, first on a temporary loan and then on a permanent basis in 2020. In 2016, Rico played for Spain for the first time at the senior level and was selected for the European Championship.
What Happened To Sergio Rico: Horse Riding Accident In Spain
Sergio Rico, the goalkeeper for Paris Saint-Germain, was taken to the hospital with a head wound after being struck by a loose horse in a crash in Spain. In a statement, the player’s management claimed that the accident occurred on Sunday close to Seville, a city in southern Spain where Rico once played for Sevilla.
Sergio Rico Fighting To Recover
The statement read, “Sergio is in good hands, fighting to recover,” and added that it would be crucial to gauge his recovery’s progress over the following 48 hours.
According to the statement, Rico had just arrived from France and was on his way to church with his family when the incident occurred.
Sergio Rico was involved in an accident on Sunday, and Paris Saint-Germain has been in touch with his loved ones ever since. They have the full support of the Red and Blue community.
— Paris Saint-Germain on May 28, 2023 (@PSG_English)
What Sevilla’s President Jose Castro Said About Rico?
Coming through at Sevilla, President Jose Castro wished him a speedy recovery, saying that he hoped Rico recovered first and that then they could offer him the Europa League they are competing for on Wednesday night in Budapest.
Meanwhile, his partner Alba Silva posted a picture of the pair on social media on Tuesday with the message ‘Don’t leave me alone, my love’.
Sergio Rico Early Life
At the Young Andalusia Prizes in December 2016, Real Betis supporter and regional president Susana Daz presented Rico with the Sport Award.
On January 22, 2021, while PSG and Montpellier were playing, a burglary occurred at Rico’s Neuilly-sur-Seine residence. His father passed away in March, and his colleague Navas honored him by saving a penalty against Barcelona in the round of 16 of the Champions League. On May 28, 2023, Rico was seriously hurt in a horseback riding mishap in his native Spain.
Sergio Rico World-Wide Career
Prior to a friendly against Costa Rica and a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match against Belarus, Rico, and Sevilla teammate Aleix Vidal were the two players called up to the Spanish national team for the first time on May 26, 2015.
However, he did not participate in either match. He was the backup to David de Gea and Iker Casillas for the final tournament and made his debut on June 1 in Salzburg, taking over for the final 14 minutes of a 6-1 friendly victory over South Korea.
Honors: Sevilla & Paris Saint-Germain
- UEFA Europa League: 2014–15, 2015–16.
- Ligue 1: 2019–20, 2021–22
- Coupe de France: 2019–20, 2020–21
- Coupe de la Ligue: 2019–20
- Trophée des Champions: 2020
- UEFA Champions League runner-up: 2019–20
Rico also went on loan to Real Mallorca for the second half of the previous campaign. He was returning back to his native Andalusia when the incident happened after PSG celebrated their Ligue 1 title with a 1-1 draw against Strasbourg on Saturday night.
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