UPDATE: PSG’s Spanish Goalkeeper Sergio Rico Out Of Coma And Conscious

Image of Sergio Rico playing for Sevilla in 2017.

Image of Sergio Rico playing for Sevilla in 2017. Credit: Дмитрий Садовников/Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0

UPDATE: Tuesday, June 20 at 0:55 am

According to the latest update this Monday, June 19, Sergio Rico is reportedly out of his coma and conscious, 25 days after being admitted to Sevilla’s Virgen del Rocío Hospital.

As reported by Ya es mediodía, PSG’s Spanish goalkeeper: ‘has opened his eyes, is conscious, has recognised his relatives and has communicated with them through gestures”.

He was not unable to speak, but that was down to the fact that he had been intubated during his time at the facility which most likely damaged his throat.

Speaking with the press, his wife Alba Silva said: “I knew from the beginning that he was going to recover because he is a champion”.

She confessed: “We still have to be very patient”, but we thank the hospital staff for the treatment and care they have given him”, as reported by 20minutos.es.


UPDATE: Saturday, June 10 at 9:59 pm

Just a few days after regaining consciousness, doctors caring for Sergio Rico in Sevilla’s Virgen del Rocío Hospital have decided to place him under sedation again.

Spanish news outlet 20minutos.es this Saturday, June 10, cited doctors informing EFE that the Spanish international goalkeeper’s condition continued to be serious.

Rico “is once again sedated and remains in serious condition, admitted to the Intensive Care Unit”. They added: “The Intensive Medicine specialists continue to monitor and await developments”.


UPDATE: Monday, June 5 at 11:59 pm

After several days without knowing the state of health of PSG’s Spanish goalkeeper Sergio Rico, his wife Alba Silva has given an update to the media.

She confirmed that he is still in the ICU at Sevilla’s Virgen de Rocío Hospital, where he has been since his accident last Sunday, May 28.

He is still under sedation but when asked whether Sergio’s outlook was favourable, his wife offered a message of optimism: “Yes, little by little. We have a lot of trust in the professionals at Virgen del Rocío”, according to okdiario.com.


UPDATE: Sunday, June 4 at 7:05 pm pm

PSG’s Spanish international goalkeeper, Sergio Rico, has now been in a coma in Sevilla’s Virgen del Rocio Hospital for one week after suffering a fall from a horse last Sunday, May 28.

The 29-year-old was admitted after being kicked in the head by a horse while out riding at the Rocío Pilgrimage in Huelva.

His teammates in the French capital have been constantly sending him messages of encouragement, as revealed to antena3.com today, Sunday, June 4, by his wife, Alba Silva.

Before yesterday’s final Ligue 1 match of the season, the players went out to warm up wearing shirts with the player’s photo on them, accompanied by a message of encouragement that read ‘#ÁnimoSergioRico’.

When Kylian Mbappé scored the team’s second goal in a 2-3 defeat by Clermont, he decided to show the footballer’s shirt to send support and encouragement to his family.

The latest medical report on the Sevillian sports star was leaked to the media last Friday 2. Rico was said to be in the ICU while: “under the effects of sedation, monitored and cared for in a multidisciplinary way by the Intensive Medicine team and by other specialists”.

According to Antena 3, they hope to receive the latest update on the Spanish goalkeeper’s health from the medical facility tomorrow, Monday 5.


Sunday, May 28 at 2:57 pm

Sergio Rico, the Paris St Germain goalkeeper, was rushed to hospital this morning, Sunday, May 28, following a horse-riding accident.

According to the news outlet Relevo, citing Canal Sur, the accident occurred at around 9 am. The Spanish international was apparently riding a horse when another runaway horse ran into him, throwing him to the ground where the animal apparently either kicked his head or stepped on it.

Rico was immediately transferred in a medical helicopter to the Virgen del Rocio in Sevilla. He is believed to have been intubated after suffering head injuries and is reportedly in a ‘serious condition’.

His PSG side lifted the Ligue 1 title yesterday, Saturday 27, after a victory over Strasbourg, which prompted the club’s coach, Christophe Galtier, to give his players time off to celebrate.

The former Sevilla keeper immediately boarded a flight to Sevilla from where it is thought he intended to visit Huelva in Cadiz province. It is believed that Rico was on the horse heading for Huelva at the time of the accident.

He began his football career at Sevilla, with whom Rico twice won the Europa League. After making 170 appearances, he initially signed on loan for the French giants in 2019. In 2016 he made his debut for the Spanish international team during the Euros.

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Chris King

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