“Don’t Leave Me Alone”: Days After Devastating Horse Incident, Soccer Star’s Wife Shares a Heartbreaking Message

Published 05/30/2023, 7:27 AM EDT

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The strength of a true relationship is only put to the test in the hardest of times. While such times are never warranted, dangers and accidents often lurk in every corner of life. When PSG goalkeeper Sergio Rico was riding a horse on his way to the El Rocio pilgrimage this Sunday, he fell and suffered an injury that put him in the hospital. While the Virgin del Rocio Hospital in Sevilla, Spain has kept him under treatment, his wife, Alba Silva has been a rock beside him this whole time. She has now shared a heartfelt message while praying for his recovery.

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After PSG’s grand victory at Ligue 1 this year, Rico was visiting the Hermitage of El Rocio in Huelva, Sevilla. This is when the mishap happened, and he suffered several lacerations on his body and a head injury. As he still yet to fully recover, his wife sent out a sweet and heartfelt message for him on Instagram.

A soccer player’s injury brings his wife closer to him than ever

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Alba Silva took to her Instagram and wrote, “Don’t leave me alone my love because I swear I can’t, nor do I know how to live without you. We are waiting for you my life, we love you so much”. Silva poured her heart out in this post, as the couple complete their 7 years of relationship together. She and his family are also eagerly praying day and night for his release from the hospital.

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While his family has been a constant source of motivation for him, his wife Alba Silva couldn’t bear the thought of losing Rico on the off-chance. Rico met his wife Silva, a 28-year-old Instagram model and star, in 2016. After 6 years of dating, the two wed in 2022 and have a son together.

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It is strange how things can take such a drastic turn in a matter of days. right before the incident, on Saturday, Rico was celebrating PSG’s Ligue 1 championship win after their draw against Strasbourg, which confirmed their top berth.

Besides his wife and family, Rico’s team also stood by him

This is the 11th time Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) has been crowned the champions of League 1, and the jubilations could be felt around the camp. Besides Rico, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar also joined the wild celebrations. This is the first time a French club won the title, a record 11 times. Rico’s contribution was especially significant as the Spaniard put his goalkeeping skills to good use.

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So to top off the celebrations, Rico had decided to pay a little visit to the hermitage when he met his misfortune. Besides his family, the whole ‘Red and Blue community’, awaits his recovery and stands by him.

 

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Sergio Rico plays soccer for Spain, besides his French club, and is born and brought up in Sevilla. His first club was also Sevilla with whom he won the Europa League twice. With such contributions to more than one place, love and support are bound to pour in from every corner for the Spanish soccer star.

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Tanmay Roy is a sports writer at EssentiallySports specializing in his coverage of the Olympics and other major American sporting events. His passion for sports was ignited by the early achievements of Michael Phelps, Pete Sampras, and John McEnroe. As a writer for EssentiallySports, Tanmay's articles have been recognized as Editor's Picks, showcasing his ability to craft engaging and thought-provoking stories.
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