UEFA Euro 2020: Did Christian Eriksen suffer cardiac arrest? Here's what Denmark's team doctor said
Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed on-field during UEFA Euro 220 clash against Finland. He was stretchered off the field after performing CPR and was taken to a hospital, where he is currently stable. But, did he suffer a cardiac arrest?
Christian Eriksen is a Danish midfielder who has been in the news of late following his horrific on-field collapse during the 2021 UEFA Euro tie against Finland at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen on Saturday. However, he continues to be stable for now, thanks to immediate intervention by the medical team.
It all happened just moments before the half-time whistle, as the Inter Milan player seemingly collapsed by the touchline and became unresponsive. He was immediately attended by his teammates, along with the Finland players, as the medical team rushed in and performed Cardiopulmonary resuscitation on him.
While he was stretchered off the field, the play was suspended for a couple of hours before resuming. Unfortunately, Eriksen’s health scare seemingly rattled the Danish players as they succumbed to a 0-1 defeat.
However, it has left fans wondering what exactly happened to Eriksen and if he had suffered a cardiac arrest. Meanwhile, explaining the incident, Denmark’s team doctor, Morten Boesen, has stated it remains unclear as to what exactly happened, but he did confirm that the midfielder suffered a cardiac arrest.
“How close were we? I don’t know. We got him back after one defib (defibrillation), so that’s quite fast. There’s no explanation so far. That is also one of the reasons that he is still in the hospital,” he said, reports AFP.
Following Eriksen’s incident, some of the Finns were also visibly scared. Meanwhile, although the Denmark team was given an option to continue the game or postpone it, the side chose to go ahead.
“I honestly don’t think that we should have been on the pitch again. Christian wishes that we should continue playing, so we will do that. We want to play for Christian,” asserted Kasper Hjulmand, Denmark’s head coach.
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