Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen was given CPR on the pitch after he collapsed during his team’s UEFA Euro 2020 clash against Finland at the Telia Parken Stadium in Copenhagen on Saturday.
During the 42nd minute, as the ball went out of play for a Denmark throw-in, 29-year-old Eriksen rushed to receive the ball but he collapsed face-first as the ball hit his knee. Moments later, teammates Martin Braithwaite and Thomas Delaney rushed to assist him, with Delaney beckoning furiously for medical assistance. Referee Anthony Taylor immediately signaled for urgent medical assistance.
The former Tottenham player’s national teammates formed a ring around him as medical staff tried to resuscitate Eriksen on the far touchline. He was carried off to a loud ovation from the 16,000-strong crowd at the stadium. “The UEFA EURO 2020 match in Copenhagen has been suspended due to a medical emergency,” said a statement. “Following the medical emergency involving Denmark’s player Christian Eriksen, a crisis meeting has taken place with both teams and match officials and further information will be communicated at 19:45 CET. The player has been transferred to the hospital and has been stabilised.”
Here’s hoping he makes a strong recovery.