The Denmark medical doctor has reliably informed that the 29-year-old Christian Eriksen suffered cardiac arrest during Denmark’s Euro 2020 fixture with Finland.
Recall Eriksen, 29, fainted to the turf in the first half of the Group B fixture and was quickly attended by players and medical doctors who sprinted to his aid.
The Inter Milan playmaker was stretchered off the pitch after receiving lengthy treatment and taken to hospital, where his condition stabilised.
The Danish FA provided a promising update on Eriksen’s condition on Sunday morning, saying he had been in touch with his teammates and would be kept in hospital to be monitored.
Denmark’s sporting director Peter Moller, team doctor Morten Boesen and head coach Kasper Hjulmand were in attendance at the press conference.
Boesen said: “We don’t have an explanation for what happened.
“I didn’t see it live, I saw it on the screen after it happened. You have seen the same as me, but there’s no explanation so far.
“Well, he was gone. We did cardiac resuscitation. And it was cardiac arrest. How close were we [to losing him]? I don’t know. We got him back after one defib (defibrillation), so that’s quite fast.”
Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest confirms what many had feared, as the former Tottenham Hotspur star required resuscitation on the pitch.