Denmark national team doctor
Denmark’s doctor, Martin Boysen, spoke of his team’s intervention to save the life of the national team’s playmaker.
“We were asked to take to the pitch when he collapsed,” Boysen said in a post-match press conference Christian EriksenI didn’t personally see him fall, but what was clear was that he lost consciousness.”
He added, “When we got close to him, he was lying on his side, he was breathing and I felt his pulse, but suddenly things changed as everyone saw and we massaged his heart and revived him.”
“The championship medical team arrived quickly and with their help we did what we had to do. We managed to bring Eriksen back to life.”
Soon, Eriksen was taken to the nearest hospital in the Danish capital, where he was given first aid and underwent further examinations before being assured of his health.
The European Football Association (UEFA) said in a statement on its official account:Euro 2020On Twitter, Eriksen’s condition is now stable.
Eriksen, 29, crowned with Inter, fell to the title Italian league, suddenly on the ground when he was receiving the ball from a close throw before the half-time in Copenhagen with his eyes wide. His colleagues formed a circle around him, and some of them seemed to cry.
Minutes after his fall, when the result indicated a negative tie, the player was taken out on a stretcher in shocking scenes, accompanied by a medical device and the Denmark team players who seemed to be greatly affected, and it was covered to prevent it from being viewed by the public, but a picture spread of the player and he had recovered Consciousness while being transferred from the pitch loaded on a stretcher.
The match stopped for about an hour and a half before it was completed and ended with a surprise victory for Finland 1-0, the last of which was playing its first major tournament in its history.