Goalkeeper Sergio Rico in a Champions League match with PSG on August 18, 2020. (Photo: David Ramos/Getty Images)

(CNN) -- Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) goalkeeper Sergio Rico has been hospitalized following an incident between a mule cart and a runaway horse, according to his family.

The statement from Rico's family, shared by the player's agency, You First, said Rico had received permission from the French football club to visit the El Rocío pilgrimage in Huelva, southern Spain, after PSG won the French Ligue 1 title against Strasbourg on Saturday. Rico was on his way to mass next to the hermitage of El Rocío when the "serious mishap" occurred.

The family noted that "Sergio is in good hands, struggling to recover while receiving the best care from the medical team at the Virgen del Rocío Hospital (in Seville, Spain)."

"We are now waiting for the medical results that we hope will be positive so that we can inform them of their improvement as soon as possible."

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PSG issued a statement on Twitter reading: "Paris Saint-Germain learned on Sunday of the accident of its player Sergio Rico and remains in constant contact with his loved ones."


"The entire red-and-blue community offers them all its support."

Rico was on the bench in the 1-1 draw in Strasbourg. The title win is PSG's ninth in the last 11 seasons.

CNN's Sammy Mncwabe contributed to this report.