Roma Director Morgan De Sanctis Hospitalized After Serious Car Accident

Former goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis was involved in a car accident during the night and sustained major injuries that required immediate surgery, but they are not considered life threatening, Sky Italy, Repubblica and report.

De Sanctis suffered a head trauma, multiple rib and back fractures and had to had his spleen excised and a significant abdominal hemorrhage drained, but the lengthy operations went well and, while he is being monitored in the intensive care unit, he has regained consciousness and spoken to his relatives.

According to the initial accounts of the accident, his cap tipped over after a collision while he was driving on Cristoforo Colombo street. He went to the Villa Stuart clinic for some initial check-ups and was transported to the Gemelli hospital given the severity of his conditions. He was visited there by fellow Giallorossi executive Bruno Conti, while his wrecked car was returned to the Trigoria training center.

De Sanctis spent three seasons with Roma late in his career between 2013 and 2016, two as the starter, before playing his final year at Monaco. He was then appointed as team manager immediately after his retirement in 2017 and was promoted as acting sporting director in 2020 when the club decided to sack Gianluca Petrachi, a position he still covers but might be impacted by the recent arrival of Tiago Pinto from Benfica as general manager.