“He was gone”: Denmark’s team doctor provides update on Christian Eriksen’s collapse.
The team doctor for the Denmark National football team has given details and updates concerning Christian Erikson’s collapse.
Christian Dannemann Eriksen is a Danish professional football player who plays as an attacking midfielder for Serie A club Inter Milan and the Denmark national team.
The Danish soccer player collapsed on the pitch during his team’s opening Euro 2020 match against Finland on Saturday, 12th June, 2021.
The 29-year-old midfielder went unconscious as he collapsed on the pitch at the 43rd minutes before the end of halftime.
At the spot, some of his teammates rushed to his rescue for the necessary required aid before the emergency team took over.
In a press release of Morten Boesen, the team doctor for the Denmark National football team, Ericson was almost gone.
“Well, what should I say? He was gone. And we did cardiac resuscitation and it was cardiac arrest. How close were we? I don’t know,” said Morten Boesen.
It sounds quite interesting, as doctors still couldn’t find out why the cardiac arrest happened to Eriksen.
“We got him back after one ‘de-fib,’ so that is quite fast, the details…I am not a cardiologist, so the details about what happened and further I will leave to the experts.” Added the team doctor as he talked about the defibrillator used to revive Erikson.
According to reports from the Danish Football Association, Erikson sent greetings to his Danish teammates from hospital where he is recovering.
“This morning we have spoken to Christian Eriksen, who has sent his greetings to his teammates. His condition is stable, and he continues to be hospitalized for further examination”
The Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand revealed that, Eriksen still wanted his teammates to play and that he was more concerned with his teammates and his family.
The match was suspended following prolonged efforts from the medical staff to resuscitate Eriksen with CPR and the defibrillator.
However, UEFA later announced that the match in Copenhagen has been suspended as a result of the medical emergency and would resume soon.