It was a scary scene in Copenhagen when Denmark’s Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch during Saturday’s Euro 2020 match against Finland. The game was suspended for over 90 minutes as medical personnel tended to Eriksen with CPR and a defibrillator.
The good news is Eriksen seems to be doing much better now after this scary incident. He’s in stable condition at the hospital and was able to message his teammates.
“This morning we have spoken to Christian Eriksen, who has sent his greetings to his teammates. His condition is stable, and he continues to be hospitalized for further examination,” the Danish Football Association said on Sunday.
It’s certainly great to hear that Christian Eriksen is recovering well. The Danish midfielder has received an outpouring of support from all over, including from his teammates and other players.
Romelu Lukaku, who’s currently teammates with Eriksen on Inter Milan, sent a message of support to Eriksen after scoring a goal for Belgium against Russia. Lukaku admitted after the match that he “cried a lot” when he first heard about Eriksen collapsing.
Harry Kane, a former teammate of Eriksen, took to Twitter to send his love. Another former teammate in Son Heung-Min gave a shoutout to Eriksen after scoring a goal in South Korea’s World Cup qualifier victory over Lebanon.
It had to be tough for Christian Eriksen’s teammates to continue playing after the long delay, as Eriksen was on their mind throughout. Finland ultimately took home a 1-0 victory after a goal in the 59th minute by Joel Pohjanpalo.
It’s unclear as of now what caused Eriksen to collapse on the pitch. He has passed all medical exams since joining Inter Milan in early 2020 after his stint with Tottenham, and he never had COVID-19. We’ll surely find out more in the coming days.
For now, let’s wish for a speedy recovery for Christian Eriksen.