Paris Saint-Germain substitute goalkeeper Sergio Rico, still hospitalized in "serious condition" after a horse accident on May 28, had to undergo new tests, a medical source said Tuesday. Doctors are "gradually removing the sedation to see how he reacts" and must give him a new scan, the source said Tuesday. "There are encouraging signs but we must remain very careful," she said.
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Sergio Rico, 29, who suffered a traumatic brain injury on Whit Sunday at the pilgrimage to El Rocio (southwestern Spain), is being treated at the Virgen del Rocio University Hospital in Seville, where he was placed under sedation and respiratory assistance. The player has received many tributes, the public of the Parc des Princes sang his name throughout the last match of the PSG-Clermont season, Saturday.
I am sure he will be very proud of his team, the affection shown to him by his teammates and the fans who have not stopped chanting his name from the beginning to the end of the match, "said Sunday on Instagram, his wife Alba Silva, adding: "We continue to fight together to win this battle.»