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Christian Eriksen ‘was gone’ after suffering cardiac arrest, reveals Denmark team doctor


Denmark’s team doctor has confirmed Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest (AFP via Getty)

Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest and ‘was gone’ before he was resuscitated on the pitch, according to Denmark’s team doctor Morten Boesen.

The 29-year-old collapsed on the pitch during the first half of Denmark’s Euro 2020 opener against Finland on Saturday.

Eriksen received CPR from medical staff while Denmark’s players formed a protective ring around their teammate as he was given treatment.

The midfielder is now in a stable condition in hospital and has spoken with his Denmark teammates, who resumed their match later on Saturday evening and were beaten 1-0 by Finland.

‘We don’t have an explanation for what happened,’ Boesen said at a press conference on Sunday.

‘I didn’t see it live, I saw it on the screen after it happened.

‘It was a cardiac arrest. He was gone and we did cardiac resuscitation.

‘How close were we? I don’t know. We got him back after one defib. That’s quite fast.

‘The details, I’m not a cardiologist, so I will leave to the experts.’

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