Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen has spoken to the public for the first time since going into cardiac arrest against Finland in Euro 2020
Eriksen suffered the cardiac arrest in the first half of the game. Medics and players assisted in getting the midfielders heart back up and running while play stopped.
He was taken to hospital where it was announced that the Inter Milan midfielder’s condition was stable. The 29-year-old told his teammates to resume the game. Rumours surfaced that the game abandoned following the incident.
The game did resume, where Denmark lost 1-0 nil to Finland in the second half.
Now, I will cheer on the boys on the Denmark team in the next matches,” he wrote. “Play for all of Denmark.”
The Inter Milan playmaker is now in a stable condition in a Copenhagen hospital.
“Big thanks for your sweet and amazing greetings and messages from all around the world,” he added. “It means a lot to me and my family.
“I’m fine – under the circumstances. I still have to go through some examinations at the hospital, but I feel OK.”
Eriksen condition according to Dr Morten Boesen
While it’s still unclear what caused the collapse, Denmark’s team doctor Dr Morten Boesen gave some details on the severity of the situation, and praised the work of the medics involved.
“He was gone. How close were we? I don’t know.” He said.
“When I got to him he was on his side, he was breathing.
“I could feel a pulse, but suddenly that changed and we started to give him CPR.
“The help came really fast from the medical team and the rest of the staff with their co-operation, and we did what we had to do and managed to get Christian back.”
Boesen continued: “
We don’t have any explanation why it happened. The details about what happened I am not quite sure of because I am not a cardiologist, I will leave that to the experts. I didn’t see it live, only on screens afterwards.”
Denmark play Belgium this Thursday the 17th of June
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