UEFA and the Danish Football Association have confirmed that Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen has been 'stabilised' after a medical emergency during the nation's Euro 2020 clash against Finland this evening.
The match was postponed after the player collapsed on the pitch during the first half, receiving medical attention as he was surrounded by his teammates.
Eriksen would leave the pitch on a stretcher, with news soon filtering through that the remainder of the match had been suspended.
Everyone was anxiously awaiting some positive news about the player's condition, with UEFA then confirming that the 29-year old had been 'stabilised' after being transferred to a nearby hospital.
Following the medical emergency involving Denmark’s player Christian Eriksen, a crisis meeting has taken place with both teams and match officials and further information will be communicated at 19:45 CET.
The player has been transferred to the hospital and has been stabilised.
— UEFA (@UEFA) June 12, 2021
The Danish Football Association soon added that Eriksen was awake and was awaiting further medical tests.
Christian Eriksen er vågen og er til yderligere undersøgelser på Rigshospitalet.
Kampen er midlertidigt udsat. Ny melding kommer kl. 19.45.
— DBU - En Del Af Noget Større (@DBUfodbold) June 12, 2021
The player's agent would also confirm that he is awake and is able to communicate.
“Christian Eriksen breathes and can speake. He’s awake”. Martin Schoots, Eriksen agent, just told this to NPO Radio1 after speaking with Christian’s father, reports @OzcanAkyol. 🇩🇰❤️🙏🏻 #prayforEriksen
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 12, 2021
While we await further information, this seems like the type of positive news everyone would have been hoping for.
The medical professionals, officials, and players from both teams cannot receive enough praise for how they handled the incident.
Everyone here at Balls is wishing Christian Eriksen the speediest of recoveries.