PSG goalkeeper Sergio Rico ‘has been sedated for the second time’ after sustaining head injuries in a fall from horseback… as hospital confirms he ‘remains in serious condition’ “
PSG goalkeeper Sergio Rico has been sedated for the second time after suffering serious head injuries in a riding accident, according to reports.
Last month, the 29-year-old was on a pilgrimage on horseback in Huelva, near his hometown of Seville in Spain, when he was knocked down by the animal.
Reports had suggested the goalkeeper was in ‘stable condition’ but still remains in intensive care following the incident.
However, as reported the ParisianRico was sedated for the second time after falling back into a coma.
The outlet claims that on Wednesday an improvement in the player’s condition was reported but now remains in “serious condition”.
Sergio Rico has been sedated for the second time after suffering a head injury in a riding accident.
PSG goalkeeper reportedly still in ‘serious condition’ after last month’s incident
A statement read: “Sergio Rico is sedated again and remains in serious condition.”
Rico was airlifted to Virgen del Rocio University Hospital in Seville after suffering the incident earlier this month.
An eyewitness to the crash reported that Rico was kicked several times in the head by a horse once he fell to the ground.
The accident happened after PSG coach Christophe Galtier gave his team a day off after winning the Ligue 1 title.
Rico therefore returned to Seville to take part in the pilgrimage on horseback and was in the village of Almontena when the fall occurred.
Sevilla club president Pepe Castro and PSG teammate Carlos Soler also went to visit him in hospital on Monday.
Rico started his career at the hometown club after coming through Sevilla academy, and he went on to make 170 senior appearances.
Premier League fans may also remember Rico from his loan spell at Fulham in 2018-19, despite not being able to save the west London club from relegation.
Rico was back in Sevilla after the PSG squad were given a day off on Sunday
PSG players including Lionel Messi recently warmed up in shirts featuring a photo of Rico
Kylian Mbappe and Paris Saint-Germain paid tribute to Rico in their final game of the season last Sunday.
PSG, who had already been crowned Ligue 1 champions, ended their season with a 3-2 defeat against Clermont Foot.
After scoring a 21st-minute penalty, Mbappe celebrated his goal by holding up a shirt with Rico’s name and number 16 on it.
PSG fans paid their own tribute to the goalkeeper, which included a giant shirt with his name and number in the stands.