Eriksen ‘stable’ in hospital after collapse

Copenhagen, Jun 13 (EFE).- Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen is stable in hospital and “has sent his greetings to his teammates”, the Danish Football Association said Sunday morning.

Eriksen had to be resuscitated after he collapsed on the pitch shortly before half time in Denmark’s opening Euro 2020 game against Finland on Saturday.

“This morning we have spoken to Christian Eriksen,” a statement by the Danish FA said.

“His condition is stable, and he continues to be hospitalized for further examination.”

The statement added that Denmark’s national team players and staff had received “crisis assistance and would continue to be there for each other” after Saturday’s harrowing incident.

There has been no official confirmation from doctors, but it is assumed that Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest.

The match was suspended after he was taken to a nearby hospital. It resumed around an hour and a half later after players from both teams were assured that the midfielder was stable.

Finland, who were making their debut at a major international tournament, went on to win the game 1-0.

The football world was united in paying tribute to the Inter Milan star, with players, managers, fans and current and former teammates all sending wishes of support, as well as praising his teammates, the referee and medical staff for their swift responses to the serious medical emergency.

“We would like to thank everyone for the heartfelt greetings”, the Danish FA said, adding that they “encourage everyone to send their greetings”, which they assured would all be passed on to Eriksen as he begins his recovery. EFE

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