Eriksen suffered cardiac arrest – physician

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Christian Eriksen
Eriksen required emergency therapy on the pitch earlier than being taken to hospital

Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest when he collapsed in Denmark’s Euro 2020 match towards Finland, mentioned Danish staff physician Morten Boesen.

Earlier, officers mentioned the midfielder was steady in hospital and had despatched his greetings to his nationwide team-mates.

Eriksen collapsed shortly earlier than half-time in Denmark’s opening Euro 2020 recreation towards Finland on Saturday.

“He was gone. We did cardiac resuscitation, it was a cardiac arrest,” mentioned Boesen.

“How shut had been we to shedding him? I do not know, however we received him again after one defib [defibrillation] in order that’s fairly quick.

“The examinations which were accomplished thus far look high quality. We do not have an evidence to why it occurred.”

The 29-year-old Inter Milan participant had emergency medical therapy on the pitch earlier than being taken to hospital.

“His situation is steady and he continues to be hospitalised for additional examination,” mentioned a press release from Danish officers on Sunday morning.

“This morning we now have spoken to Christian, who has despatched his greetings to his team-mates.

“The staff and employees of the nationwide staff has acquired disaster help and can proceed to be there for one another after yesterday’s incident.

“We want to thank everybody for his or her heartfelt greetings.”

Head coach Kasper Hjulmand mentioned Eriksen advised him he didn’t keep in mind a lot from Saturday’s collapse.

He quoted the midfielder as saying: “I believe you’re feeling worse than I’m. I really feel as if I am about to go coaching now, boys.”

Hjulmand added: “Christian is in good spirits and it is an enormous reduction for the gamers in spite of everything this uncertainty. There is no such thing as a doubt that we now have been on the ropes.”

Denmark fans were visibly upset as Eriksen received treatment on the pitch
Followers had been visibly upset as Eriksen acquired therapy on the pitch

Saturday’s incident occurred as a throw-in was performed in direction of Eriksen close to the top of the primary half.

His distressed team-mates surrounded him and the shocked supporters at Parken Stadium had been visibly upset because the participant was handled.

Boesen mentioned Eriksen was unconscious when he reached the participant on the pitch.

“After I received to him he was on his aspect, he was respiratory, I might really feel a pulse, however immediately that modified and we began to provide him CPR,” he mentioned.

“The assistance got here actually quick from the medical staff and the remainder of the employees with their co-operation, and we did what we needed to do and managed to get Christian again.”

Solely as soon as knowledgeable that Eriksen was awake in hospital did the gamers comply with resume the match, with Finland happening to win 1-0.

Hjulmand advised reporters after the sport: “It was a traumatic expertise. We talked about these emotions and it could’ve been OK to say ‘no’ in the event that they did not need to play.

“A few of them weren’t capable of play, some had been prepared. It isn’t regular to play such a recreation when considered one of your folks is struggling with a coronary heart subject.”

Followers who had been on the recreation later gathered outdoors Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen to indicate help for the participant, whereas many throughout the soccer world despatched their greatest needs – amongst them, England captain and Eriksen’s former Tottenham Hotspur team-mate Harry Kane.

Fellow Spurs participant Son Heung-min additionally despatched a message of help to his former team-mate after scoring the aim that assured South Korea prime spot of their qualifying group for the 2022 World Cup.

Son scored from the penalty spot towards Lebanon earlier than working to a pitchside digicam and holding up his fingers to sign 23, the shirt quantity the Dane wore throughout his time at Spurs.

“Christian Eriksen, I like you,” Son mentioned as he appeared into the digicam.

Downing Road mentioned British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was “shocked” by what occurred to Eriksen, and his ideas had been with the Danish participant and his household.

Final month, Eriksen helped Inter clinch their first Italian title for 11 years in his first full season with the membership, after becoming a member of from Spurs for £16.9m in January 2020.

The Ajax youth participant spent seven years with Tottenham, scoring 69 targets in 305 appearances.

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