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  • Updated: August 18, 2023

Sergio Rico: PSG Goalkeeper Out Of Hospital After Coma

Sergio Rico: PSG Goalkeeper Out Of Hospital After Coma

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) goalkeeper Sergio Rico was discharged from the hospital on Friday, nearly three months after a horse-riding accident put him in a coma with a traumatic brain injury. 

The 29-year-old left Virgen del Rocio hospital in Seville hand-in-hand with his wife Alba Silva following a miraculous recovery.

He suffered major blows to the head and neck which left him with spinal injury that would have killed him if it was 5mm deeper.

The accident occurred on May 28 near the southern Spanish city, where Rico used to play for Sevilla, as he was headed to a mass with his relatives.

He was immediately airlifted to the hospital and admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), where he spent a total of 19 days in a coma before beginning on his incredible route to a full recovery.

Sergio Rico with his wife Alba Silva outside Virgen del Rocio hospitalRico said upon leaving the Seville-based hospital: “Good afternoon everyone. I feel quite well. 

"It is necessary to maintain a few months of peace and quiet, to continue to be at home.

“I wanted to say a few words to thank my family and my wife for their respect. 

"I wanted to thank the football world that has sent me messages of support. 

"Everyone who has stopped for a minute to give me support, I thank them. 

"Also, of course, to the Hospital Virgen del Rocio, who are professionals of the highest order.

"I feel very emotional. Thanks above all to my wife, who has spent almost 20 hours a day with me.

"The first day I arrived here (at the hospital) the Biris (Sevilla fans) came to see me. I am grateful for that”

Rico initially joined PSG on loan in 2019 before joining the French side a year later.

He served as a backup keeper to Gianluigi Donnarumma at the Parc des Princes and didn't play a single minute for PSG last season.

The Spaniard has taken in 24 appearances for PSG and has won three Ligue 1 titles thus far.

He has also spent time on loan at Fulham and Real Mallorca during his professional career, having started out with his home-town club Sevilla, where he won the Europa League on two occasions while with the Liga outfit and took in 170 appearances.

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