Paris Saint-Germain back-up goalkeeper Sergio Rico has been rushed to intensive care as he was in "serious" condition after a horse-riding accident. The development was confirmed by the French club confirmed Sunday. The 29-year-old was on the bench for PSG’s final league game as they won the Ligue 1 title on Saturday with a 1-1 draw at Strasbourg.
Sergio Rico then headed home to Spain, where the accident happened in El Rocio in Andalusia. Immediately after the incident, Rico was taken by helicopter to the Virgen del Rocio hospital in Sevilla, where he was placed on life support. This update was reported by a local TV channel Canal Sur, citing medical sources.
The 29-year-ol Spaniard joined the Parisians in 2020 after a season-long loan at the club. Before PSG, Rico previously had spells at Sevilla, Fulham and Mallorca. He has also made an international appearance for Spain in 2016.
PSG tweeted their support for Rico and released a statement saying, “Paris Saint-Germain learned of the accident involving its player Sergio Rico on Sunday and remains in constant contact with his loved ones. The entire Red and Blue community offers them its full support." While, Sevilla also posted a message on Twitter that said, "Lots of strength and speedy recovery, @sergiorico25."