Inter doctor Piero Volpi says Christian Eriksen’s medical tests ‘never highlighted any problem’, while the Denmark star reportedly told his teammates he hopes to ‘return soon.’
The Nerazzurri and Denmark playmaker collapsed during the first half of his national team’s debut game of Euro 2020 against Finland yesterday.
Medics gave him CPR on the pitch. “He was breathing, and I could feel his pulse. But suddenly that changed,” Denmark doctor Morten Boesen told AP.
“And as everyone saw, we started giving him CPR.”
Doctors literally saved Eriksen’s life on the pitch before the Denmark star was taken to hospital, where he will undergo further medical examinations.
Inter CEO Beppe Marotta revealed Eriksen texted his Nerazzurri teammates on Whatsapp from the hospital. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the 29-year-old wrote: ‘I am feeling well and I hope to return soon.’
Inter doctor Piero Volpi released an interview with the pink newspaper saying the exams underwent by the player at Inter and Tottenham never showed any problem.
“It was such a bad hour, not just for me, but for the whole Inter family,” Volpi said.
“Eriksen will undergo further examinations in the next few days, the most important thing is that he is feeling well, but there had never been an episode that even remotely hinted at a problem, neither when he was at Tottenham, nor at Inter. In Italy, the controls are rigorous.”
Inter striker Romelu Lukaku dedicated Belgium’s win against Russia to Eriksen yesterday and said it was “hard to play” because he had cried a lot before the game as he was worried about his friend’s health.
Achraf Hakimi and Son Heung-min also dedicated their goals to Eriksen during games with their national teams last night.