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DENMARK DOCTOR ON ERIKSEN: “HE WAS GONE BUT WE GOT HIM BACK”

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According to Denmark team doctor Morten Boesen, who stated that Christian Eriksen was “gone” following a cardiac arrest, but they were able to be revive him quickly enough, and his medical test results so far have been normal.

The Danish captain was walking when he collapsed during his team’s Euro 2020 opener against Finland just before half time, the game was momentarily paused while the medical team performed CPR on him.

Eriksen is presently receiving treatment at Rigshospitalet, one of Denmark’s most prestigious institutions, and his condition is stable. In addition, the midfielder has communicated with his teammates via video calls.

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“The examinations that have been done so far appear OK,” Boesen said during a press briefing.

“He was gone,” he said. “It was a cardiac arrest, so we started cardiac resuscitation. Were we on the verge of losing him? I’m not sure, but we got him back after only one defib, which is really quick.”

Eriksen has told his coach that he is fit enough to play when Denmark takes on Belgium in their next group B match.

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