Last Saturday, in the match against Clermont, corresponding to the last day of Ligue 1, the players of Paris Saint Germain and the ultras showed their support for Sergio Rico, the Spanish goalkeeper of the squad who has been hospitalized for a week in serious condition, after suffering a blow from a horse in his hometown Huelva.
Lionel Messi with the shirt in support of Sergio Rico in this delicate moment. Photo: FRANCK FIFE / AFP)
The last medical report from the Virgen del Rocío hospital in Seville, where he was admitted eight days ago for the serious injuries he suffered in the head by the kicks of the animal, explained that he continues "sedated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)".
According to the Spanish international agency EFE, the Sevillian archer "remains admitted to the ICU under the effects of sedation, monitored and attended in a multidisciplinary way by the Intensive Medicine team and by other specialists of the Virgen del Rocío".
He also indicated that the next medical report will be issued next Wednesday, unless there are significant changes in his health status.
On Sunday, June 29, Rico received several kicks from a horse in the head once on the ground, according to eyewitnesses told the 112 Emergency Service of Andalusia on Camino de Moguer street in the Almonteña village, where the rociera pilgrimage is celebrated.
The archer received a first medical assistance from the Health Emergency Center installed in the village, which transferred him by helicopter, in serious condition, to the Virgen del Rocío Hospital.
The 29-year-old footballer and formed in the quarry of Sevilla, in whose first team he was from the 2014-15 season to the 2018-19, also went through the English Fulham, he was hired after the PSG, which last season transferred him to Mallorca, for in this return to the Parisian team, in which he is usually a substitute.
The tribute in the Parc des Princes
During the warm-up, the players wore shirts with the image of the Spanish goalkeeper that had the following dedication: "#ÁnimoSergioRico". In addition, in the center of the stadium's playing field a giant photo of the Spaniard was placed.
Messi's support for the Spanish goalkeeper.
During the first half of the match, the players wore the name of Sergio Rico on their shirts. In the 16th minute, which coincides with the goalkeeper's number, while fans paid tribute to Rico, Sergio Ramos scored a headed goal.
Three minutes later Kylian Mbappé scored a penalty and showed the fans the goalkeeper's shirt with the number 16 and the name of Sergio Rico.
Mbappé's tribute to Rico.
Throughout the match, the ultras took off several flags in tribute to Sergio Rico.
"It was necessary to pay tribute to Sergio. We are all affected, we need to support, that all those who are here pray, we will pray and send the maximum of positive energy, "said the Frenchman.
The support of the PSG fans to Sergio Rico.