05 Jul Wife: PSG’s Sergio Rico out of ICU after accident
Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Sergio Rico has left the Intensive Care Unit at Seville’s Virgen del Rocio hospital five weeks after sustaining head injuries after being hit by a loose horse in an accident in Spain.
Rico’s wife, Alba Silva, confirmed to reporters on Wednesday that the Spanish player has been moved out of ICU into another ward in hospital to continue treatment.
“We are very happy, he was moved out [of the ICU] to another ward and he’s doing well. We can now be with him 24 hours. Sergio is in good spirits,” Silva said.
PSG’s second-choice goalkeeper Rico, 29, was taking part in the Rocio pilgrimage in Almonte, Huelva, when the accident took place on May 28.
He was airlifted to the hospital and placed in a medically induced coma. Rico has received an outpouring of support from PSG and his former clubs.
He joined PSG in 2020 after a season-long loan at the club.