Denmark’s staff physician mentioned on Sunday there was nonetheless “no explanation” for why midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed throughout his nation’s opening Euro 2020 recreation in opposition to Finland however confirmed he had suffered a cardiac arrest.
“He was gone, and we did cardiac resuscitation,” staff physician Morten Boesen advised a press convention.
“How close were we? I don’t know. We got him back after one defib (defibrillation), so that’s quite fast,” Boesen added.
However, the doctor additionally mentioned they’d but to find the reason for the 29-year-old’s coronary heart assault.
“There’s no explanation so far,” Boesen mentioned, including that each one exams finished thus far on the participant, who continues to be in hospital, have come again fantastic.
“That is also one of the reasons that he is still in the hospital,” the doctor added.
The Inter Milan star all of a sudden collapsed within the forty third minute of Denmark’s Group B recreation in opposition to Finland on Saturday, laying immobile as medical personnel administered CPR.
He laid on the sphere for about quarter-hour earlier than being carried off the pitch and rushed to the hospital.
The recreation was quickly suspended awaiting updates on Eriksen’s well being however resumed later within the night after studies filtered by means of that the participant was in a steady situation and awake. It led to a 1-0 win for debutants Finland.
Players within the Danish staff got the choice to proceed the sport or postpone it, however on Sunday head coach Kasper Hjulmand mentioned he regretted the choice.
“I honestly don’t think that we should have been on the pitch again,” Hjulmand advised reporters.
Hjulmand added that Eriksen had advised him he wished for the staff to hold on taking part in within the event.
“Christian wishes that we should continue playing, so we will do that. We want to play for Christian,” Hjulmand mentioned.