Christian Eriksen has received well wishes from across the footballing community after he was left requiring urgent medical treatment during Denmark’s opening match of their Euro 2020 campaign against Finland.
The game was goalless and approaching half-time when the incident happened; a throw-in was played towards Eriksen and the midfielder stumbled before hitting the floor with referee Anthony Taylor immediately called for medical support.
His teammates formed a wall around him to give him privacy as the medics treated him by performing CPR while his wife watched on in distressing scenes. Eriksen was eventually carried off to a loud ovation from the 16,000 fans in attendance.
The Danish FA confirmed later that he was awake, and that the match had been allowed to resume only after his teammates had been assured he was “okay.”
Among those who have sent their support to Eriksen include his former manager Mauricio Pochettino, Jesus Perez, Toby Alderweireld and Harry Kane.
— Toby Alderweireld (@AlderweireldTob) June 12, 2021
Chris. I’m sending all my love to you and your family. Stay strong mate. 💙💙
— Harry Kane (@HKane) June 12, 2021
— Jesus Perez (@jesus_perez) June 12, 2021
All my prayers to @ChrisEriksen8. God is with you my friend. Stay strong! 🙏🏽
— Lucas Moura (@LucasMoura7) June 12, 2021
— Moussa Sissoko (@MoussaSissoko) June 12, 2021
Strong Hermano @ChrisEriksen8 🙏🏾🙏🏾
— DAVINSON (@daosanchez26) June 12, 2021
— Sergio Reguilón (@sergio_regui) June 12, 2021
Fuerza Christian!! 🙏🇩🇰
— Paulo Gazzaniga (@GazzanigaPaulo) June 12, 2021
We are encouraged by the latest updates regarding Christian Eriksen and will continue to keep him & his loved ones in our thoughts.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) June 12, 2021
Encouraging news about Christian Eriksen, we are all thinking about him and his family. Well done to the medical team and Anthony Taylor for their calm and swift action. W
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) June 12, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with Christian Eriksen, his family, friends, @DBUfodbold and everyone associated with this evening’s match in Copenhagen.
Wishing you a speedy recovery, Christian. 🇩🇰 pic.twitter.com/3llLiX0iUm
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) June 12, 2021
Get well soon, Christian. The whole Spurs family is with you. 🤍 https://t.co/Rmwd4Wq8R6
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) June 12, 2021
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