Copenhagen, Jun 13 (UNI) Denmark and Inter Milan star Christian Eriksen, who collapsed during a Euro 2020 game on Saturday, is hospitalised and in stable condition, the Danish Football Association (DBU) said on Sunday.
“This morning we have spoken to Christian Eriksen, who has sent his greetings to his teammates. His condition is stable, and he continues to be hospitalized for further examination,” the DBU announced in a statement published on Twitter.
Eriksen collapsed on the pitch while trying to retrieve a throw-in during Denmark’s Euro 2020 opener against Finland on Saturday evening.
Danish captain Simon Kjaer received widespread applause after giving his teammate urgent medical assistance as first responders rushed to give Eriksen CPR.
After a lengthy delay, the teams returned to play the second half of Saturday’s game. Finland registered a 1-0 victory thanks to a 60th-minute goal by striker Joel Pohjanpalo.