PSG goalkeeper lost 20kg after horse accident that left him 26 days in coma

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PSG goalkeeper Sergio Rico lost 20kg after horse accident that left him 26 days in coma
Photo: @sergiorico25

Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Sergio Rico has opened up on a result of his horse-riding accident which left him in a coma for 26 days.

The 29-year-old was seriously injured whilst participating in the annual El RocĂ­o pilgrimage on horseback in his native Spain back in May.

Rico's horse was startled by a commotion, causing him to fall before being trampled by the animal.

The one-time Spain international was placed in a medically-induced 26-day coma after suffering a brain aneurysm.

Despite the challenges, Rico made a remarkable recovery and slowly regained his strength and fitness.

PSG goalkeeper Sergio Rico lost 20kg after horse accident that left him 26 days in coma
Photo: Instagram/sergioricogonzalez1

Although he hasn't played for PSG's first team since the injury, the shot-stopper has been training hard and is determined to return to professional football.

Speaking to El Partidazo de COPE, Rico claimed he is already eyeing a return to the pitch despite the toll spending 26 days in a coma took on his body.

I'm looking forward to the doctor giving me a little more freedom because I feel good.

I want to go back to my routine and feel like a footballer again. I lost 20 kilos. I weighed about 92 and I stayed at 73. Now I weigh 88 kilos.

I take it too calmly, it is not in my power. If it were in my power I would already be [back training]. I follow the orders of the doctors, who are in charge and those who have saved my life.

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