Eriksen ‘awake’ and ‘stabilised’ in hospital after pitch collapse


Christian Eriksen has been stabilised in hospital after collapsing on the pitch as Denmark’s opening Euro 2020 match against Finland was suspended just before half-time.

Eriksen “is awake and is undergoing further examinations at Rigshospitalet”, the Danish federation posted on Twitter.

Inter Milan player Eriksen, 29, dropped to the ground at the Parken Stadium shortly before half-time, leaving players from both teams in clear distress.

English referee Anthony Taylor called medics on to the pitch and Eriksen underwent prolonged treatment.

A tweet from UEFA confirmed the Group B match had been suspended due to a medical emergency.

UEFA then said a “crisis meeting” had taken place
with both teams and match officials and further information will be communicated at 19:45 CET (6.45pm UK time).

“The player has been transferred to the hospital and has been stabilised,” UEFA said.

Team-mates formed a shield around the former
Tottenham man, while fans inside the stadium were clearly stunned by the incident, with some pictured in tears.



Vincent Paul

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