Sergio Rico has been discharged from hospital after spending 83 days admitted to the Virgen del Rocío Hospital in Seville due to an accident with a horse during the El Rocío pilgrimage. The Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper had to spend 37 days under constant surveillance in the Intensive Care Unit until he was able to go to the plant.
The diagnosis was serious: a head injury that led to a coma being induced. After several months, the goalkeeper has been able to get out on his own two feet and has not hesitated to offer his first words to the press present: "Good afternoon to all and thank you. The aneurysm is not completely controlled, but we must maintain a few more months calm and quiet."
Sergio Rico has wanted to make it clear that he is "following in the footsteps of the doctors" at all times to recover from this bad drink. But he also wanted to thank the treatment of the media: "I wanted to say a few words of thanks for the respect that all of you have had towards my whole family, towards my wife, above all".
In addition, he has not forgotten to thank you for all the messages of support that he has been receiving throughout the days. "Both to my club in Paris, and in Seville, as well as many colleagues and players who have played with me, who have been there, sending me messages of support. To all those people who have taken a minute of their time to send me a message. All this support is appreciated," he assured.
After all, he has not been able to forget the medical staff who have watched over his health during these months: "To thank the Virgen del Rocío Hospital. To all the health personnel who are spectacular. Despite being in the hospital, we We have felt at home at all times. They have treated us super well".
But if something has made him break live, it has been remembering the role of his wife, Alba Silva, in all this. "Give thanks to my wife, that above all she has spent 20 hours a day with me and the truth is that I am very grateful. And without this support it would not have been possible", he has related emotionally. For her part, Alba has not been able to stop crying at all times.
And it is that Alba Silva has not separated from her husband at any time, and she has been in charge of updating her state of health. "This is how I've been saying goodbye to the staff all morning. The real heroes," she published this Friday on her Instagram account, along with a visibly emotional photograph.
Despite the hard times for Alba and the footballer's family, as Sergio Rico explained at the hospital door, everything has been like a dream for him and his brain has erased the moment of the accident: "I woke up in the hospital and thank God for coming out. I feel very excited. Very happy."