Christian Eriksen “was gone”, says Danish doctor before being resuscitated in the field – –

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Christian Eriksen “was gone”, says Danish doctor before being resuscitated in the field – –


Danish team doctor Morten Boesen said Christian Eriksen “was gone” after suffering cardiac arrest on the pitch against Finland, before being resuscitated by emergency medics.
Eriksen collapsed to the ground in the later stages of the first half of the Euro 2020 clash on Saturday afternoon, with the game immediately stopped and the player taken in by medical staff.

Urgent medical treatment was given to the Inter playmaker in an attempt to revive him, before he was rushed to a nearby hospital in Copenhagen, where his condition was later described as “stable”.

The recovery in Eriksen’s health situation was a huge relief for everyone, with the seriousness of the situation now being described by the doctor on his country team.



Danish players formed a circle of protection around Christian Eriksen as he received medical treatment

Boesen explained, in quotes from The Guardian: “He was gone. We started resuscitation and we managed to do it. How close were we to losing him? I don’t know, but we got it back after a defib [defibrillation], so it’s pretty fast.

“How quickly they (the medical team) responded was decisive, I would say. The most important factor is when this happens until he gets help. And it was a short time. It was decisive.

“They are now doing a series of tests in the hospital that may be able to give some of the answers that he and I are looking for. But he is awake and clearly answering questions. Her heart is beating again… the tests that have been done so far look good. We don’t have an explanation as to why this happened.

Just under two hours after the heartbreaking episode, the game resumed quite surprisingly and ended last night.

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The game resumed from the moment it had stopped due to the collapse of Eriksen, with Denmark – who had been well in the lead in the first exchanges – crashing in a one-goal loss.

Joel Pohjanpalo’s header on the hour mark was the only goal of the game, as Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg saw a penalty tamed by Finnish goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky.

Denmark boss Kasper Hjulmand revealed how Eriksen shared a video call with the whole squad and although he had little recollection of what had happened, he appeared to be in a good mood.

The Danish players had agreed to end the game on Saturday, but only after apparently having had the option of finishing it then or early the next day.

Hjulmand said: “Christian was worried about us and he doesn’t remember much of yesterday so he asked how the team was doing.

“Christian is a great person. He felt he could play because he was the happiest on the pitch. He said this morning that maybe it was worse than him because he wants to get back on the training ground. We have to see if we can come together and go out and play for Christian. “

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