CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN hailed Denmark’s medical employees and team-mate Simon Kjaer for ‘saving my life’ after they had been handed the 2021 Uefa President’s Award.
The Inter Milan midfielder, 29, suffered a shocking cardiac arrest throughout Denmark’s Euro 2020 match with Finland on the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen on June 12.
The Denmark workforce collect round Christian Eriksen as medical employees resuscitate him on the pitch at a Euro 2020 sport in the summertimeCredit score: Reuters
Fast-thinking skipper Kjaer, 32, a centre-back at AC Milan, instantly positioned Eriksen within the restoration place, cleared his airways and began administering CPR.
Medics then resuscitated the previous Tottenham star with a defibrillator earlier than he was taken off on a stretcher off and brought to hospital.
Eriksen stated: “I want to thank Morten [Skjoldager], Morten [Boesen] and the medical workforce who helped that day. You probably did a unbelievable job and saved my life.
“Additionally an enormous because of my good friend and captain Simon and my team-mates in in your help, each on June 12 and afterwards.
“And due to all of the followers who’ve despatched messages to me and my household. It means quite a bit and has given us power and help. Thanks.”
Eriksen has since had a kind of pacemaker implanted that may stop deadly cardiac arrests by discharging a jolt to revive an everyday coronary heart rhythm.
The annual award recognises excellent achievements and UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin described the medics and Kjaer as “the true heroes of Euro 2020.”
He added: “This yr, the President’s Award transcends soccer. It serves as an essential and everlasting reminder of simply how valuable life is and places every thing in our lives into the clearest perspective.
“I might additionally wish to ship my perfect needs to Christian Eriksen and his household as he continues his restoration.”
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