Colombian ex-soccer player FReddy Rincón shows no signs of improvement and is still in the intensive care unit where he was taken after a serious traffic accident in the early hours of Monday in Colombia.
“The patient remains in critical condition (…) under permanent monitoring but his evolution has not been favorable,” indicated the Imbanaco Clinic in the city of Cali (southwest) in a statement released this Wednesday.
The 55-year-old former player suffered a “cranioencephalic trauma severe” when the vehicle in which he was traveling with several companions collided with a public service bus.
On the same Monday he underwent surgery. of almost three hours in which the doctors reported “very delicate findings”.
He now “remains in the Intensive Care Unit and his prognosis remains very guarded,” added the hospital in its most recent part.
During the nineties, Rincón played for Real Madrid, Napoli and the Brazilians Palmeiras and Corinthians. He also wore the shirt of the coffee team in three World Cups (1990, 1994 and 1998).
Tuesday night his son, Sebastián Rincón, disclosed on Instagram a photo in which only his hand is seen intertwined with his father’s.
“Here we remain firm, my old man,” he added. the 28-year-old footballer, who plays for the Argentine Barracas Central.
In August 2013, he had another traffic accident.or in which he suffered several fractures and a head injury.
The crash on Monday left another five injured. who are stable, including the driver of the public service bus, who suffered a broken leg.
Local media broadcast a video in which a vehicle is seen crossing an intersectionwhen the bus hits him on the passenger side.
In these images “It seems that the traffic light is red when the truck crosses and also it could have been speeding” by the vehicle or the bus, the mayor’s office said.
According to authorities, Rincón’s companions declared that the former soccer player was at the wheel.
Born in the port city of Buenaventura (southwest) and known as “El Coloso” for his imposing physique, Rincón made his way into Colombian football in the late eighties.
He is remembered for a goal against the powerful Germany in the World Cup in Italy-1990which served to get the pass to the round of 16 for the first time in the history of Colombia.
In his journey through the leagues of Brazil, Italy and Spain he shone for his deployment in defense and attack. He is an idol of São Paulo Corinthians, of which he was captain and where he hung up his boots permanently in 2004.