Denmark’s Doctor on Eriksen’s Cardiac Arrest: “He Was Gone”

A day after Christian Eriksen’s medical emergency during Denmark’s Euro 2020 debut against Finland on Saturday evening, the Danish team doctor Morten Boesen has revealed shocking details of what actually happened to the player.

“He was gone. We did cardiac resuscitation, it was a cardiac arrest,” Boesen said, giving a clear perspective on how serious the incident at Copenhagen’s Parken Stadion was.

The doctor also stated that he does not know for sure how close the midfielder came to death.

“How close were we to losing him? I don’t know, but we got him back after one defibrillation so that’s quite fast,” he added.

On the other hand, Boesen said a few words which arouse fans’ optimism, but also a lot of uncertainty: “The examinations that have been done so far look fine. We don’t have an explanation to why it happened.”

On Saturday, Eriksen collapsed on the pitch shortly before half-time, then (while conscious) was taken to hospital where he remains in stable condition.

Boesen also revealed that the 29-year-old will continue “to be hospitalised for further examination”.

In addition to that, the Inter Milan player spoke to his teammates, to whom he sent his greetings.

According to Denmark head coach Kasper Hjulmand, Eriksen said he did not remember much from Saturday’s collapse. For now, the player will remain under observation.