Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen’s former cardiologist said that the player had no antecedent heart issues during his time at Premier League when he played in Tottenham Hotspur.
Eriksen collapsed in the 42nd minute of the match between Finland and Denmark while running near the left touchline. The player was then given life saving cardiac massage treatment on pitch before he was hospitalised. The match was suspended until the player was awake and stable.
St. George’s University, London’s Dr. Sanjay Sharma said that Eriksen had returned normal tests since 2013, but what happened to Eriksen on the pitch during Finland and Denmark match that he needed emergency, medical services raised concerns.
“I thought, ‘Oh my god? Is there something that we didn’t see?’ But I have looked at all the test results and everything looked perfect,” Dr. Sharma told The Mail.
He said, “from the day we signed him, it was my job to screen him and we tested him every year. So certainly his tests up to 2019 were completely normal, with no obvious underlying cardiac fault. I can vouch for that because I did the tests.”
Former Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabric Muamba told that Eriksen’s collapse brought back hurting memories on the pitch of FA Cup match in 2021 when he faced cardiac arrest. The player had to retire at the age of 24 soon after it.
“It was scary but the medical staff did an amazing job on Christian. The way his team mates got together and protected him. I hope things turn out to be good for him and he comes through”, said Muamba to the BBC.
Eriksen is awake and is out of danger. He is in stable condition.