Denmark midfielder, Christian Eriksson, who suffered a cardiac arrest during this Saturday’s Euro Cup match against Finland, had no previous illness. This information was confirmed by Sanjay Sharma, his former doctor at Tottenham, who believed that he died “for a few minutes” and that “his football career was probably over”.
of Sports Cardiology in St. George’s “Obviously, something had gone terribly wrong. But they managed to bring him back. The question is what happened and why. This man had normal tests as of 2019, so this cardiac arrest.” How can that be explained?” University for PA news agency, London.
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The Inter Milan player fainted in the 43rd minute at the Parken Stadium. He had suffered a cardiopulmonary arrest and was seen on the lawn by doctors, who tried to revive him for about 15 minutes. He was shifted to the hospital only after he was stable. He is hospitalized, stable and conscious.
Sharma, who worked with Ericsson during the Dane’s stay at Tottenham (2013-2020), said the player knew it was “a very good sign”. But, in his opinion, when it comes to replay, he is a pessimist:
“I don’t know if he will play football again. Frankly, he died today, even for a few minutes, but he did. Will a medical professional let him die again? The answer is no. Well. The news is that he is going to live. The bad news is that his career is coming to an end. I can’t say if he’s going to play another professional football match; he didn’t play in the UK, we’ll be very strict ,” concluded Sharma, who chairs the Group of Cardiology Experts (FAN) of the English Federation.
Denmark’s national team doctor Morten Bosen confirmed the information at a press conference this Sunday that he had suffered a cardiac arrest. Boesen said Ericsson had suffered a cardiac arrest and therefore needed resuscitation.
According to Boesen, Ericsson is steadfast: “It’s okay under the circumstances. I’ve talked to Christian several times and he’s spoken to the players. He’ll continue to be watched, and the test is fine, it seems,” he said.