Even as doctors continue to investigate cause of the cardiac arrest that made the 29-year-old collapse on the field, a smiling Christian Eriksen on Tuesday said he was feeling “fine – under the circumstances” in a post shared on Instagram.
The 29-year-old Denmark midfielder is undergoing tests after collapsing on the pitch during during Denmark’s Euro 2020 opener against Finland at Parken in Copenhagen on Saturday.
Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, Eriksen shared a picture of himself from the hospital, accompanied by a message to his 3.2 million followers, which read: “Big thanks for your sweet and amazing greetings and messages from all around the world. It means a lot to me and my family.
“I’m fine – under the circumstances. I still have to go through some examinations at the hospital, but I feel OK. Now, I will cheer on the boys on the Denmark team in the next matches. Play for all of Denmark. Best, Christian.”
The Denmark vs Finland game on Saturday had all the elements of a regular match between two friendly nations for the first 42 minutes, before Eriksen collapsed on the pitch as he prepared to receive a throw-in. The team doctor had later confirmed that Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest.
At a news conference on Sunday, team’s doctor Morten Boesen said that Eriksen was “gone” before he was resuscitated after suffering a cardiac arrest on the field.
“He was gone, and we did cardiac resuscitation. It was a cardiac arrest,” Boesen said. “How close were we [to losing Eriksen]? I don’t know. We got him back after one defibrillator, so that’s quite fast. I’m not a cardiologist, so the details I will leave to the experts at the hospital.”
The game between Denmark and Finland was halted in the 43rd minute following the incident and was resumed later Saturday, resulting in a 1-0 victory for the Fins with Eriksen being named star of the match.
Denmark are due to return to action at the same venue on Thursday, when they face Belgium.
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