Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Sergio Rico was taken to hospital on Sunday after suffering a head injury following a collision with a loose horse in an accident in Spain.
The player’s representatives said in a statement that the incident occurred near the southern Spanish city of Seville, where Rico was playing for Sevilla.
“Sergio is in good hands and struggling to recover,” the statement said, adding that the next 48 hours will be important to determine the progress of his recovery.
The statement said Rico had just arrived from France and was heading to a gathering with his relatives when the accident occurred.
The French Ligue 1 champions have confirmed that Rico, the second-choice goalkeeper for Paris Saint-Germain, is in the intensive care unit of the Virgen del Rossio hospital in Seville.
“Paris Saint-Germain learned of Sergio Rico’s accident on Sunday and is in constant contact with his family,” Paris Saint-Germain said in a statement.
Spaniard Rico, 29, joined Paris Saint-Germain in 2020 after a season-long loan to the club.
He has previously enjoyed spells with Sevilla, Fulham and Mallorca. He has also been capped once with Spain in 2016.
“Lots of strength and a quick recovery @sergiorico25,” Sevilla said in a message. Posted on Twitter.
Paris Saint-Germain clinched a record eleventh Ligue 1 title with a 1-1 draw in Strasbourg on Saturday.