PSG Goalkeeper Sergio Rico Wakes Up from Coma after Riding Accident
Paris Saint-Germain's substitute goalkeeper, Sergio Rico, suffered severe injuries after a riding accident at the end of May, which kept him several times in a coma. However, his wife expresses hope, stating that he is making progress and is a champion.
Update on Rico's condition
According to a report from Telecinco, Sergio Rico is out of a coma after a riding accident injury. The wife of the 29-year-old PSG goalkeeper confirmed to the Spanish broadcaster on Monday that he is making progress little by little. Alba Rico emphasized that he is a champion, speaking in front of Sevilla's Virgen del Rocío hospital.
Details of Rico's incident
The former Spanish national goalkeeper, who also played for FC Sevilla, FC Fulham and RCD Mallorca, has spent more than three weeks in intensive care after a riding accident on May 28th. According to family members, Rico fell when the horse ran, and the horse stepped on his head while he was on the ground, causing severe injury.
Show of support for Rico
Rico's wife posted an Instagram wedding photo two days after the incident with a heartfelt message. Rico's Paris teammates wore warm-up shirts with his name on them during their last season's game against Clermont Foot, while superstar Kylian Mbappé celebrated his goal with Rico's jersey. Rico was previously conscious for several days but had to be sedated again by doctors. His wife has stated that he is showing positive signs lately.
The role of Rico in PSG
Sergio Rico has been part of PSG's team since 2020, but he didn't see any action during the past season. The Italian National Team goalkeeper, Gianluigi Donnarumma, serves as the team's primary goalkeeper.