Car accident leaves AS Roma director in ICU
AS Roma’s goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis gestures during their Italian Serie A soccer match against Inter Milan at the San Siro stadium in Milan on October 5, 2013. [Reuters, Giampiero Sposito]

AS Roma director Morgan De Sanctis is in intensive care following a car accident in the Italian capital on Tuesday night.

The 43-year-old former Italy goalkeeper was rushed to hospital after a serious incident on Rome’s busy Via Cristoforo Colombo, Italian media reports said.

De Sanctis underwent an operation on an abdominal haemorrhage, where his spleen was removed.

Car accident leaves AS Roma director in ICU
Soccer Football – Serie A – Crotone v AS Roma – Stadio Ezio Scida, Crotone, Italy – January 6, 2021 AS Roma’s Borja Mayoral celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates [Reuters, /Alessandro Garofalo]

He is understood to now be conscious and in a stable condition following surgery.

The Italian, who represented the likes of Udinese, Napoli and Roma during his playing career, returned to the capital club in a backroom role in 2017 following his retirement.


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