Christian Eriksen is “stable” and is expected to remain in hospital, the Danish football association said.
The former Tottenham star collapsed on Saturday during Denmark’s Euro 2020 opening game with Finland before being treated in the field and taken to hospital.
After it was later confirmed that the Inter Milan player was stable, his teammates agreed to resume play in Copenhagen, with Finland taking a 1-0 victory thanks to Joel Pohjanpalo’s 59th-minute goal.
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In a statement on Twitter, the Danish federation said: “Latest news: This morning we spoke with Christian Eriksen, who sent his greetings to his teammates.
“His condition is stable and he remains hospitalized for further tests.
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“The team and staff of the national team received crisis assistance and will continue to help each other after yesterday’s incident.
“We would like to thank everyone for the sincere greetings to Christian Eriksen from fans, players, royal families from Denmark and England, international associations, clubs, etc.
“We encourage everyone to send their greetings to the Danish Federation, where we will make sure they are conveyed to Christian and his family.”
After Eriksen’s collapse, his teammates formed a shield around the 29-year-old as he received treatment and fans in both countries chanted the midfielder’s name.
Meanwhile, Professor Sanjay Sharma, professor of sports cardiology at St George’s University London, said UK football bodies will likely be “very strict” about allowing Christian Eriksen to play football again.
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Professor Sharma, who worked with Eriksen during his time at Tottenham, said: “Of course something has gone terribly wrong.
“But they managed to bring him back, the question is what happened? And why did this happen?
“This guy had normal exams until 2019, so how do you explain this cardiac arrest?”
Professor Sharma, who chairs the FA’s consensus group of cardiac experts and is a consultant to the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), said there were several reasons why a cardiac arrest could have occurred, such as high temperatures or a unidentified condition.
But he said reports that Eriksen was awake at the hospital were “a very good sign.”
“I am very satisfied. The fact that he is stable and awake, his prospects are going to be very good,” he told PA news agency.
“I don’t know if he will play football again.
“Without being too direct, he died today, albeit for a few minutes, but he died and would the medical professional allow him to die again?
“The answer is no.”
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