UEFA took to Twitter to make the announcement as the governing council revealed that Christian Eriksen was currently stable while receiving treatment in the hospital
The world of football was left in shock and angst on Saturday ensuing what transpired in Denmark’s showdown with Finland in Euro 2020.
It was down to Christian Eriksen abruptly collapsing on the pitch towards the tailend of the first half of the fixture. The massive setback was a calamitous one, the magnitude of which was immediately realised by the match officials, players and medical team who rushed to Eriksen’s aid.
Christian Eriksen Collapses In Denmark vs Finland Euro 2020 Match
What proceeded was even more worrisome as the Danish players formed a circle around Eriksen as the midfielder was given medical treatment on the pitch. Eriksen’s counterparts were left in angst with many of them left reduced in tears, a plight which alluded towards things being extremely cumbersome.
Aster 10 minutes of receiving treatment on the pitch, Eriksen was finally stretched off by as the match was brought to an immediate halt. However, much better news has filtered in ensuing the unprecedented calamity with UEFA asserting that Christian Eriksen was currently stable as he received treatment in the hospital.
Eriksen Stable As He Receives Treatment In The Hospital
Taking to Twitter, the governing council stated that the Inter Milan player was responding well to treatment. A Reuters photographer at the encounter saw Eriksen raise his hand as he was carried from the pitch on a stretcher while Fabrizio Romano too has affirmed that Eriksen was conscious when he was stretchered off.
UEFA offered no clarity on when the showdown would resume though with any official communication set to come in the impending time.
Following the medical emergency involving Denmark’s player Christian Eriksen, a crisis meeting has taken place with both teams and match officials and further information will be communicated at 19:45 CET.
The player has been transferred to the hospital and has been stabilised.
— UEFA (@UEFA) June 12, 2021
The incident had occurred in the 42nd minute of the Euro 2020 outing as Eriksen went to receive the ball from a Denmark throw-in. However, he ended up collapsing to the ground face first as the ball connected with him knee with referee Anthony Taylor immediately calling for medical assistance.
Whilst there’s no further update on Eriksen’s health at the moment or what lead to his sudden peril, the fact that the player is conscious and improving is a positive sign.