During the European Championship match between Denmark and Finland, the 29-year-old midfielder collapsed shortly before the end of the first half on Saturday. Eriksen was revived in the field for several minutes before being taken to hospital. The match was halted for a while, but could eventually come to an end when Eriksen was found to be in stable condition.
According to Professor Sanjay Sharma, Professor of Sports Cardiology at a University in London, football organizations will be “very strict” about allowing Eriksen to play again. Sharma, who has worked with Eriksen at Tottenham, confirms that something has gone wrong. “This guy underwent normal exams until 2019, so how do you explain this cardiac arrest?”
According to the cardiologist, the fact that Eriksen is awake now is a very good sign. “That means his prospects are good,” Sharma continues. “I don’t know if he will ever play football again. It might sound rude: but Eriksen died for a few minutes. Would the medical professionals risk letting him die again? The answer is no.”
“The good news is that he will live, and the bad news is that he may have reached the end of his career. He should not be allowed to play in the UK, we are very strict about that.”
Denmark’s national coach, Kasper Hjolmand, struggled to stop his tears during the post-match press conference against Finland. “It was a traumatic experience,” he said.