Paris SG replacement goalkeeper Sergio Rico expressed his desire to return “before the end of the season” on Saturday in a video released by the club, four months after his serious horse riding accident. Released on August 18 from the Virgen del Rocio hospital in Seville, the 29-year-old Spaniard received a visit from PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaïfi on Friday and gave an interview to PSG TV.
“On September 22 I will have a new test. We will see if the recovery follows the right pace, he explained. I hope it will be good news and that the doctor will give me a little more freedom to play sports or something that will prepare me to return as quickly as possible with the team, with Paris. This is ultimately what I want, what I desire, and my ultimate goal is to come back this year to be with the team before the end of the season,” he continued, thanking his teammates for the messages of support he received.
Sergio Rico was admitted to the Virgen del Rocio hospital in Seville on May 28 with head trauma following an accident with a horse during the Rocio pilgrimage in southern Spain. After several days in a coma, the goalkeeper left the intensive care unit of the establishment on July 5.