Danish football player Christian Eriksen collapsed on the field in the match with Finland in the first round of the European Championship. Eriksen was immediately given first aid, the match was stopped, and UEFA announced two hours later that the match would continue.
On Sunday, the doctor of the Danish team informed the press that the football player at one point experienced cardiac arrest during the emergency medical care.
“Well, he was gone,” Boesen said. “We did cardiac resuscitation. And it was cardiac arrest.”
“We started the resuscitation and we managed to do it,” he said. “How close were we to losing him? I don’t know, but we got him back after one defibrillation, so that’s quite fast. The time from when it happens until he receives help is the most important factor. And that was a short period. ”
What happened to Eriksen?
The game was played in the 42nd minute when the Inter player was suddenly on the grass. His teammates Martin Brightwight and Thomas Delaney immediately ran to help him, and the referee immediately called the medical team to enter the field. 16,000 spectators, there was silence and everyone watched anxiously what was happening.
The players of both teams left the field together with the medical team that brought Eriksen, and to keep him out of the public eye, the football players unfurled Finnish flags around on that occasion.
Speaking at a press conference on Sunday, Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand said it was wonderful to see Eriksen smile, though, as he doesn’t remember the incident best.
“Christian was concerned about us and he doesn’t remember a lot about yesterday, so he asked how the team was doing,” reported Hjulmand. “Christian is a big person. He said this morning that we maybe had it worse than him because he wants to get out on the training pitch again. We have to see if we can gather ourselves and go out and play for Christian.”
Eriksen received all the support and help from both his teammates and the audience who followed this event with concern. We hope that the situation will be even better and that Eriksen will come out of this stronger than ever!