Copenhagen (AP) —Denmark team doctor said on Sunday that Christian Eriksen’s heart stopped and “he left” before being revived with a defibrillator at the European Championships.
Eriksen collapsed in the opening round of the Euro 2020 group, where Denmark played against Finland on Saturday, and received long-term treatment before regaining consciousness.
“He’s gone, and he did CPR, and it was cardiac arrest,” said team doctor Morten Booßen, who led the work to treat Eriksen in the field. “How close were we? I don’t know. After one defibrillation, I got him back. It’s pretty fast.”
Eriksen was in a stable condition at a hospital in Copenhagen and was talking to his teammates via a video link on Sunday, according to team officials.
Booßen said the cause of the midfielder’s collapse is still unknown.
“I’m not a cardiologist, so I’ll leave more details to the expert why it happened,” he said.
He also said that 29-year-old Eriksen might not have survived if the match wasn’t played in a major soccer tournament with top-notch medical equipment.
“I think it was completely decisive,” Boesen said. “The time between when it happened and when he got help was an important factor, and that time was short. That was decisive.”
Danish coach Kasper Hjulmand said when he spoke to Eriksen that the Inter Milan midfielder was more interested in the well-being of his teammates than his own.
“He said,’I don’t remember much, but I’m more worried about you. How are you doing?” Hjulmand said. It’s a typical Christian. … I’m glad to see him smile. “
Danish players and team staff were assisted in crisis management in handling the case. Eriksen faced forward in the second half of the first half and fell to the ground, and his teammates formed a protective circle around him while the Medic was treating him.
The game was interrupted for about 90 minutes before resuming. Finland won 1-0 after scoring in the second half.
Denmark has canceled a training session scheduled for Sunday, but Hjulmand said he will return to his normal routine on Monday. He claimed that Denmark would then face Belgium in Group B on Thursday and the players were determined to end the tournament.
“He’s gone”: Danish player revived in Euro 2020 football match
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