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Danish midfielder Christian Eriksson is hospitalized in stable condition after falling during a UEFA European Cup match against Finland on Saturday, according to the Danish Football Association.
According to a statement, “Eriksson congratulated his teammates (the team lost 1-0 against Finland). His condition is stable and he is hospitalized for further tests.” He will be admitted to the hospital and undergo new tests to try to clarify the cause of the fainting.
But this Sunday, his former Tottenham doctor Sanjay Sharma said he believed the player suffered a cardiac arrest and “died for a few minutes”. He even stated that he believed “his football career is probably over”.
Sharma recalled that he had no serious health problems during the Dane’s stay at Tottenham (2013-2020).
“The question is what happened and why. This man had normal tests as of 2019, so how can this cardiac arrest be explained? The doctor and professor of sports cardiology at St George’s University in London asked the PA News Agency.
The Inter Milan player fainted in the 43rd minute at the Parken Stadium. He 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.
“I don’t know if he will play football again. Frankly he died today, even for a few minutes, but he died. Will a medical professional let him die again? Answers. No. Good news he’s gonna live Will be strict – concluded Sharma, who chairs the group of experts in cardiology of the English Federation (FA).