Christian Eriksen suffered cardiac arrest, says team doctor

Christian Eriksen suffered cardiac arrest, says team doctor
Eriksen required emergency treatment on the pitch before being taken to hospital. Source: Getty Images
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Daily US Times: Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest when he collapsed in Euro 2020 match against Finland, said Danish team doctor Morten Boesen.

Earlier, officials said that Eriksen was stable in hospital and had sent his greetings to his national team-mates.

The midfielder collapsed shortly before half-time in Denmark’s opening Euro 2020 game against Finland on Saturday.

Doctor Boesen said: “He was gone. We did cardiac resuscitation, it was a cardiac arrest. How close were we to losing him? I don’t know, but we got him back after one defib [defibrillation] so that’s quite fast.

The examinations that have been done so far look fine, the doctor said, adding that they don’t have an explanation to why it happened.

The 29-year-old Inter Milan player had emergency medical treatment on the field before being taken to hospital.

A statement from Danish officials on Sunday morning, said: “His condition is stable and he continues to be hospitalised for further examination.”

Head coach Kasper Hjulmand said Christian Eriksen told him he did not remember much from Saturday’s collapse.

“I think you are feeling worse than I am. I feel as if I’m about to go training now, boys,” the player was quoted as saying.

The coach said the midfielder is in good spirits and it’s a huge relief for the players after all this uncertainty. There is no doubt that we have been on the ropes.

Saturday’s incident happened as a throw-in was played towards his just minutes before the first half ends.

His distressed team-mates surrounded him and the shocked supporters at the Stadium were visibly upset as the player was treated.

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