EURO 2020: Denmark’s Eriksen Says ‘I’m Fine’ From Hospital


Denmark’s players react as paramedics attend to Denmark’s midfielder Christian Eriksen after he collapsed on the pitch during the UEFA EURO 2020 Group B football match between Denmark and Finland at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen on June 12, 2021. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel / POOL / AFP)

 

 

Christian Eriksen, the Danish football player who collapsed on the pitch in his country’s opening Euro 2020 game, said that he was doing “fine” in an Instagram post from hospital on Tuesday.

“I’m fine — under the circumstances, I still have to go through some examinations at the hospital, but I feel okay,” he wrote in a post accompanying a photo of him smiling and giving a thumbs-up while lying in bed.

 

Denmark’s midfielder Christian Eriksen runs during the UEFA EURO 2020 Group B football match between Denmark and Finland at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen on June 12, 2021. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel / various sources / AFP)

 

In a scene that shocked the sporting world and beyond, the 29-year-old Inter Milan midfielder suddenly collapsed on the field in the 43rd minute of Denmark’s Group B game on Saturday against Finland in Copenhagen.

Medical personnel administered CPR as he lay motionless on the field for about 15 minutes before being carried off the pitch and rushed to hospital.

 

Finland’s midfielder Robin Lod (R) gestures at paramedics as Denmark’s defender Simon Kjaer (L) runs towards Denmark’s midfielder Christian Eriksen after he collapsed on the pitch during the UEFA EURO 2020 Group B football match between Denmark and Finland at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen on June 12, 2021. (Photo by WOLFGANG RATTAY / POOL / AFP)

 

He was later confirmed to have suffered cardiac arrest.

“Big thanks for your sweet and amazing greetings and messages from all around the world. It means a lot to me and my family,” he wrote in Tuesday’s post.

“Now, I will cheer on the boys on the Denmark team in the next matches. Play for all of Denmark.”

 

 

Two Netherlands fans hold a sign supporting Denmark’s midfielder Christian Eriksen before the UEFA EURO 2020 Group C football match between the Netherlands and Ukraine at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam on June 13, 2021. (Photo by PIROSCHKA VAN DE WOUW / POOL / AFP)

 

A message in support to Denmark’s midfielder Christian Eriksen, who was hospitalized after he collapsed on the pitch during the UEFA EURO 2020 Group B football match between Denmark and Finland on June 12, is on show before the UEFA EURO 2020 Group D football match between England and Croatia at Wembley Stadium in London on June 13, 2021. (Photo by Catherine Ivill / POOL / AFP)

 

 

Denmark’s players gather as paramedics attend to midfielder Christian Eriksen (not seen) during the UEFA EURO 2020 Group B football match between Denmark and Finland at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen on June 12, 2021. (Photo by WOLFGANG RATTAY / various sources / AFP)

 

 

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark react after Denmark’s midfielder Christian Eriksen was injured during the UEFA EURO 2020 Group B football match between Denmark and Finland at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen on June 12, 2021. (Photo by Liselotte Sabroe / Ritzau Scanpix / AFP) / Denmark OUT


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