Sergio Rico’s wife confirms PSG keeper is out of coma three weeks after suffering horror injuries falling from horse | The Sun

SERGIO RICO has come out of his coma after three weeks, his wife has confirmed.

Alba Silva confirmed the news after the Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper suffered horror injuries when he fell off a horse.

Rico was submitted into intensive care following the head injuries he received at the end of May in a horse-riding accident in Andalusia, Spain.

The 29-year-old was taken off of sedation a fortnight ago, only to be put back into a coma a few hours later.

But now, speaking to Spanish outlet Telecinco, Alba has provided good news on his condition.

Alba, who begged Rico not to "leave her alone" in an emotional message, said: "We can finally see the end of the tunnel. We’re going there step by step.

"I knew from the beginning that he would get through it because he’s a champion."

The hospital where he is being treated, the Virgen del Rocío Hospital in Sevilla, said updates would only be provided in major developments upon demand of the player's family.

Rico has regained conscience and made signals towards his them, Alba said.

However, she urged for patience during his recovery.

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When asked the whether the goalkeeper recognised them, she added: "We’re going step by step. We need to be patient."

Sevilla paid a touching tribute to the former player ahead of the Europa League final against Roma.

Players wore shirts which shared a statement of support for Rico, saying: "Come on, Sergio, we are with you!"

Tributes also came in from Kylian Mbappe, who held up Rico's shirt after scoring a penalty, and PSG fans who held up a photo of Rico during a Ligue 1 match with Clermont.

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