Christian Eriksen sends first public message after horrific cardiac arrest on the pitch – –

Christian Eriksen sends first public message after horrific cardiac arrest on the pitch – –

Christian Eriksen says he “feels better” after suffering cardiac arrest on the pitch on Saturday.
The Danish star needed CPR after collapsing in the first half of the group stage game against Finland, with medics confirming he was ‘gone’ for a short time.

Eriksen’s Danish teammates formed a circle around him as he received treatment, but there were concerns that he would not recover.

Fortunately, doctors were able to resuscitate him and he was taken to hospital to recover.

Inter Milan star Eriksen thanked fans for their wishes in a short statement released by his agent to Gazzetta dello Sport.

“Thanks, I won’t give up. I feel better now – but I want to understand what happened, ”he said.

Eriksen demanded CPR on the pitch during the game

“I want to thank you all for what you have done for me.

Eriksen sent a short message to his Danish hospital teammates reassuring them that he was fine.

They then finished the match, which they lost 1-0.

Danish team doctor Morten Boesen said his medical results have so far been normal.

“The exams that have been taken so far look good,” Boesen said at a press conference.

“We don’t have an explanation why this happened. I cannot answer this question.

“I didn’t see it live, I saw it on screen when it happened. You saw the same as me. No explanation so far. “

Confirming that Ereiksen had gone into cardiac arrest, he added: “He was gone.

“We did cardiac resuscitation, it was cardiac arrest.

Danish players were visibly shaken after the incident

“How close were we to losing him?” I don’t know, but we got it back after a defib, so it’s pretty quick.

On the decision to end the game, he said: “I don’t think the right decision was to play the game.

“We had psychological help at the hotel last night. Everyone expressed their feelings and their perception of the situation, and everyone was delighted that we did this and talked about it.

“We really appreciated the professional help we received from outside. “

Danish coach Kasper Hjumland relayed Eriksen’s message to his teammates from the hospital, saying the playmaker said: “I think you feel worse than me. I feel like I’m going to practice now, boys. “

Hjumland added: “Christian is in a good mood and it’s a huge relief for the players after all of this uncertainty.

“There is no doubt that we have been on the ropes. “


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