The Sevillian goalkeeper of Paris Saint-Germain, Sergio Rico, left the Virgen del Rocio hospital in Seville this Friday, after being hospitalized for an accident with a horse in the pilgrimage of El Rocio (Huelva) on May 28 , and has relied on his recovery as an athlete to “be available soon and return to football.”
Accompanied by his wife, Alba Silva, and greeted with applause by the people who were in the hospital, Sergio Rico left the hospital under his own power and visibly thinner and smiling, and has shown his gratitude to all the that “they have wasted a minute to send me a message”.
The goalkeeper has revealed that “despite not being fully” controlled the aneurysm for which he had to undergo surgery three weeks ago, “we must maintain months of calm, tranquility and continue recovering at home”, which he will do “following in the footsteps of the doctors, which is the most important thing.”“Thank you for the respect you have shown to all my family , to my wife above all, to my club, to Paris, to Sevilla, to colleagues and people who have taken a minute of time to send me a message. Everything is appreciated and helps a lot, “said Rico, who reminded all the hospital staff ” that they are spectacular, professionals like the top of a pine tree.
Sergio Rico's condition
Rico explained about the accident that “the brain is said to be intelligent and erases this type of event”, and that, for him, “it has been a dream”. “I woke up in the hospital and thank God I can leave today, excited, happy and giving thanks to everyone”.
Sergio Rico had a special mention for his wife -who has spent “twenty hours with me"- he said, as well as the Sevilla supporters club 'Biris', and, asked about Sevilla's need to sign a goalkeeper, he has trusted his recovery as an athlete, to "be available soon, recover and return to football”, and “hopefully I can return to Sevilla”.
In total, the Sevillian goalkeeper has been hospitalized for 83 days, of which 37 he was under 24-hour surveillance in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital in the Andalusian capital, until July 4 he went to the floor with medical care and nursing care.
Sergio Rico's accident
El portero, de 29 anos, On Saturday, May 27, he was summoned by the French team for the penultimate game of the French league, which was played in Strasbourg, where PSG drew 1-1 and was proclaimed champion of the tournament.
After that match, the goalkeeper moved to the village of El Rocio, where he had the accident at 8:30 in the morning, and was evacuated to the Sevillian hospital after being stabilized by the emergency services that were in charge of the health coverage of the Almonte pilgrimage.
During his hospitalization, he has suffered several ups and downs in his state of health and on two occasions his sedation was suppressed, until on June 7 it was completely withdrawn and Since then he has been conscious and treated by the intensive care team for the serious injuries caused to his head by the kicks of the horse.
Sergio Rico is expected to continue his recovery at home after almost three months in hospital after the fatal accident.