Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Sergio Rico has been seriously injured after a horse riding accident on Sunday which has put the player in intensive care.
Rico, 29, was back in his native Spain in El Rocio following the French champions' confirmation of their 11th Ligue 1 title which is a historic feat.
According to Spanish reports, the former Sevilla shot-stopper was involved in a collision with another horse and fell before taking a blow in the head region which required him to be airlifted to hospital in Seville.
"PSG learned of the accident involving its player Sergio Rico on Sunday and remains in constant contact with his loved ones," read an official statement. "The entire Red and Blue community offers them its full support."
Paris Saint-Germain learned of the accident involving its player Sergio Rico on Sunday and remains in constant contact with his loved ones.— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) May 28, 2023
The entire Red and Blue community offers them its full support.
Rico was a substitute in Strasbourg as PSG drew 1-1 to secure their latest French crown just hours before he was seriously injured.
The ex-Fulham goalkeeper joined Les Parisiens in 2020 and has largely been the French giants' backup to Keylor Navas and now Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Rico was loaned to Mallorca last year and former club Sevilla publicly wished him "lots of strength and a speedy recovery."
You First, the agency representing Rico, issued an update from his family on Sunday and stated that he is "in good hands" and "fighting to get better" at Virgen del Rocío hospital with caution needed over the next 48 hours.
"After the events of the last few hours, Sergio's family would like to inform that: Sergio Rico flew last night, from Strasbourg to Malaga and from there to El Rocio, with permission from the club after winning the Ligue 1 title with PSG," read the statement. "After just over an hour and a half with his family and friends, he was on his way to the Pontifical Mass next to the hermitage when he suffered a serious mishap due to a mule cart and a horse that hit him.
"Sergio is in good hands, fighting to recover while receiving the best care from the medical team at the Virgen del Rocio Hospital. We must exercise caution, especially during the next 48 hours. We are now awaiting medical results, which we hope will be positive, so that we can inform you of his improvement as soon as possible. We are grateful for the love, supportive messages and interest of everyone who is asking about Sergio's condition. Thank you for your support."
PSG teammate Kylian Mbappe also sent his thoughts and best wishes to Rico at the start of his speech while accepting his latest Player of the year award on Sunday night in Paris.
As of Tuesday, Rico remains in medical care and PSG announced the cancelation of their Foundation's planned gala dinner out of respect to their goalkeeper's situation.