Former Colombian star midfielder Freddy Rincon is in critical condition after a traffic accident, authorities said on April 11.
Dr. Laureano Quintero of Imbanaco Grupo Quironsalud Hospital in southern Cali, said, The 55-year-old former Real Madrid and Napoli player was taken to hospital with a “severe head injury”. Rincon underwent nearly three hours of surgery before being transferred to the intensive care unit in “very critical … difficult to predict,” Quintero said.
Rincon’s car was badly damaged after the accident
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Edwing Candelo, Deputy Minister of Local Transport, said that a bus in Cali and “a car carrying four people” collided at around 4:30 a.m. local time. Candelo added that five people were injured in the collision, including the bus driver.
Local media shared a video of the bus hitting the side of the bus travel at an intersection. Mr. Candelo said the images “show that the traffic light has turned red when the tourist vehicle has passed.” The official said that both the truck and the bus may have been speeding. The bus driver passed a breath test for alcohol, while Candelo said they did not know who was driving the tour bus.
Rincon is famous since the 1990 World Cup
Rincon was born in the southwestern port city of Buenaventura and was known by the nickname “Colossus” throughout his career. He was a star of the Colombian team that played at the 1990 World Cup in Italy. Rincon played most of his career in Brazil, moving on to Palmeiras and Corinthians, where he won the FIFA Club World Cup in 2000. Soon after the news, both Corinthians and Corinthians. Real Madrid… all posted lines wishing Rincon to overcome the crisis and get well soon.