The Danish FA has provided an update on Christian Eriksen’s condition, saying he is in stable condition and will remain in hospital for further examinations.
The midfielder collapsed on the pitch towards the end of the first half of Denmark’s Euro 2020 opener against Finland. Eriksen was quickly treated by medics and received CPR while his teammates created a circular shield to prevent fans and TV cameras from looking inside.
Eriksen was taken to nearby Rigshospitalet hospital and the Danish FA tweeted that he was awake at 6.30pm on Saturday night.
On Sunday morning, he tweeted an update, which read: “This morning we spoke to Christian Eriksen, who sent his greetings to his teammates. His condition is stable and he continues to be hospitalized for further examination.
“The national team and staff have received crisis assistance and will continue to be there for each other after yesterday’s incident. “
Denmark, according to manager Kasper Hjulmand, have been offered two options by UEFA: play the game overnight or the next day. After hearing from Eriksen, the players decided to return to the field. Finland won 1-0 but as Hjulmand said afterwards: “it was not about football”.
The Danish federation’s statement continued: “We would like to thank everyone for the heartfelt messages to Christian from the fans, players, royal families of Denmark and England, international associations, clubs etc.
“We encourage everyone to send their greetings to the Danish federation, where we will ensure that they are all passed on to Christian and his family. “