Sergio Rico to Leave Hospital After Remarkable Recovery from Equine Accident
Sergio Rico of Paris Saint-Germain to Depart Hospital
Paris Saint-Germain’s goalkeeper, Sergio Rico, is poised to make a triumphant return home as he prepares to leave the Virgen del Rocio Hospital in Seville on Friday. The 29-year-old Spaniard’s journey to recovery has been nothing short of remarkable after enduring a near-fatal equine accident that left him in a coma with a traumatic brain injury nearly three months ago.
Hospital sources have confirmed that Rico has received the green light to depart the medical facility, marking a significant milestone in his arduous recovery process. His hospitalization has spanned a challenging period, commencing on May 28, when a horse-related mishap occurred during a local festival.
The incident had initially rendered Rico in a comatose state, eliciting concerns about his future in professional football. However, his unwavering determination, coupled with the tireless efforts of the medical team, has led to a heartening turnaround. On July 5, after enduring several weeks in the hospital’s intensive care unit, Rico demonstrated remarkable progress and was eventually released from the unit.
The footballer’s resilience and positive spirit were further evident when he took to social media platforms just five days after being discharged from intensive care. Through an Instagram post, he expressed his profound gratitude to all those who had supported him during this trying period, stating:
“I want to thank each and every person who has shown me and sent me their affection in these difficult days. I am still working on my recovery which each day is getting better. I feel very fortunate, once more, thank you to everyone and I hope to be able to see you soon.”
Sergio Rico’s journey in the world of football has been marked by notable achievements. Having secured the Europa League title twice with his hometown club, Sevilla, he solidified his status as a proficient goalkeeper. In 2020, following a successful loan spell, he made a permanent move to Paris Saint-Germain, underscoring his skill and versatility.
As Sergio Rico prepares to leave the hospital and embark on the next phase of his recovery journey, his story stands as a testament to the power of resilience and the unwavering support of friends, family, and fans. The football world eagerly awaits his return to the field, where he can once again showcase his exceptional talents and inspire enthusiasts worldwide.