June 14, 2021

“He Was Gone” Doctor Confirms Eriksen’s Cardiac Arrest on the Pitch

Denmark’s team doctor, Morten Boesen, has confirmed that Christian Eriksen’s heart stopped beating before being resuscitated with a defibrillator during his national team’s Euro 2020 game against Finland on Saturday, 12 June.

Eriksen collapsed in the 42nd-minute of the match while he was running towards the left touchline, something that brought the football world to a standstill – as fans across the globe watched the medical staff performing CPR and battling to resuscitate him.

According to Boesen, the Inter Milan midfielder suffered a heart attack after collapsing.

He said: “[Eriksen] was gone, we did cardiac resuscitation, it was a cardiac arrest. How close were we? I don’t know. We got him back after one defib (defibrillation), so that’s quite fast.”

Although the cause of his heart attack is not yet known, the 29-year-old Danish international is stable in hospital.

The midfielder has also sent a message to his Denmark team members – who were seen in tears with worry about their teammate – to confirm that he is recovering well after the horrific pitch incident.

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