Denmark star Christian Eriksen has been rushed to hospital after collapsing on the pitch
mid-game – as distressing footage shows medics giving him CPR.
The 29-year-old Inter Milan midfielder suddenly fell to the ground near the end of the
first half during his side’s clash with Finland at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen.
Eriksen -was given CPR by frantic medics who sprinted onto
the pitch as his sobbing teammates formed a protective barrier around him.
Uefa has tweeted that “the player has been transferred to the hospital and has been
stabilized”. The European governing body is due to give more information at 6.45 pm
Eriksen collapsed suddenly in the 42nd minute of the match while running near the left
Team-mates Martin Braithwaite and Thomas Delaney rushed to assist him,
with Delaney beckoning furiously for medical assistance
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 stabilized.
— UEFA (@UEFA) June 12, 2021