Euro 2020: Christian Eriksen update, greetings to fans

Euro 2020: Christian Eriksen update, greetings to fans

Euro 2020: Denmark vs Finland – Christian Eriksen remains stable in hospital, sends greetings 

Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen remains stable in hospital and has sent greetings to fans and teammates, Danish football officials have said. 

Eriksen collapsed just before half-time in Denmark’s opening Euro 2020 games against Finland on Saturday. The player had emergency medical treatment on the pitch before being rushed to hospital. 

“His condition is stable and he continues to be hospitalised for further examination,” said a statement.

“This morning we have spoken to Christian, who has sent his greetings to his team-mates.

“The team and staff of the national team has received crisis assistance and will continue to be there for each other after yesterday’s incident.

“We would like to thank everyone for their heartfelt greetings.”

What happened?

The incident happened as a throw-in was played towards Eriksen, his team mates formed a wall around him so media couldn’t film as he received CPR on the pitch. Both supporters and players were visibly upset. 

Dr Martin Boesen said Eriksen had been unconscious when he reached him on the pitch.

“When I got to him he was on his side, he was breathing, I could feel a pulse, but suddenly that changed and we started to give him CPR,” he said.

“The help came really fast from the medical team and the rest of the staff with their co-operation, and we did what we had to do and managed to get Christian back.”

Denmark vs Finland

Only once informed that Eriksen was awake in hospital did the players agree to resume the match, with Finland going on to win 1-0.

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