‘I won’t give up’ Erikson first statement after Cardiac arrest

Awonusi Abiodun
Awonusi Abiodun June 14, 2021
Updated 2021/06/14 at 10:20 AM
'I won't give up' Erikson first statement after Cardiac arrest

On June 12, Danish football, UEFA and World football received a huge shock in Denmark Euro 2020 opener vs Finland.

'I won't give up' Erikson first statement after Cardiac arrest
'I won't give up' Erikson first statement after Cardiac arrest

During the closing stage of the first half, Inter Milan midfielder Christian Erikson slump on the field.

He was to receive a throwing in Denmark opposition half which he slump after receiving the ball.

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He was rushed to the hospital after receiving a first aid treatment from both his teammates and the Denmark national team medics.

In a statement via his manager to Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, Eriksen said: ‘Thank you, I won’t give up. I feel better now – but I want to understand what’s happened.

‘I want to say thank you all for what you did for me.’ Erikson thank everyone who save his life.

'I won't give up' Erikson first statement after Cardiac arrest
'I won't give up' Erikson first statement after Cardiac arrest

Meanwhile, Denmark’s the team doctor, Morten Boesen, claims Eriksen ‘was gone’ before the midfielder was resuscitated on the pitch.

‘We started the resuscitation and we managed to do it,’ said Boesen.

‘How close were we to losing him? I don’t know, but we got him back after one defib, so that’s quite fast.

‘How quickly they reacted was decisive I would say.

The time from when it happens until he receives help is the most important factor. And that was a short period of time. That was decisive.

‘They are now doing a series of tests at the hospital that can maybe give some of the answers him and I are looking for. But he is awake and is answering questions clearly.’

His heart is beating again… the tests that have been done so far look fine. We don’t have an explanation to why it happened.’

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