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Sport Eriksen 'awake and stable' after receiving CPR following on-pitch collapse

08:30  13 june  2021
08:30  13 june  2021 Source:   news.sky.com

BBC apologises for coverage of Christian Eriksen’s on-field treatment

  BBC apologises for coverage of Christian Eriksen’s on-field treatment The midfielder dropped to the ground at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen shortly before half-time, leaving players from both teams in clear distress. Politicians and celebrities shared messages of support for the family of the former Tottenham player, who is reported to be awake and recovering in hospital.In a statement, the BBC said: “We apologise to anyone who was upset by the images broadcast.“In-stadium coverage is controlled by Uefa as the host broadcaster, and as soon as the match was suspended, we took our coverage off air as quickly as possible.

Denmark's Christian Eriksen is awake and stable in hospital after being given CPR following his collapse during a Euro 2020 game.

Teammates of the Inter Milan and former Spurs player were in tears as medical staff tried to resuscitate him on the touchline.

He collapsed about 40 minutes into the game with Finland in Copenhagen, with no other players near him.

UEFA tweeted that Eriksen had "been transferred to the hospital and has been stabilised".

Thomas Delaney, Andreas Christensen standing in front of a crowd: Some players were in tears as Eriksen received medical attention © Reuters Some players were in tears as Eriksen received medical attention

The Danish football association posted: "Christian Eriksen is awake and his condition remains stable.

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"He remains hospitalized at Rigshospitalet for further examinations."

A barrier was erected while Eriksen received medical treatment and his teammates also shielded him from view.

He appeared to be having heart massage as well as several electric shocks to the chest from medical staff.

a group of baseball players standing on top of a field: Some players were in tears as Eriksen received medical attention © Reuters Some players were in tears as Eriksen received medical attention

The 29-year-old received treatment for about 10 minutes before being taken off on a stretcher.

Finnish supporters sang "Christian" and Danish fans "Eriksen" in support after he left the pitch.

The match later restarted at the request of both teams after it became apparent Eriksen was stable, with Finland winning 1-0.

Christian Eriksen holding a football ball in front of a crowd: Eriksen (right) was playing against Finland in Denmark's Euros opener © Reuters Eriksen (right) was playing against Finland in Denmark's Euros opener

Fabrice Muamba, whose heart stopped for more than an hour while playing in a match between Bolton and Spurs in 2012, tweeted: "Please God".

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  Lukaku praised after paying tribute to Christian Eriksen during Belgium win Lukaku praised after paying tribute to Christian Eriksen during Belgium win -Eriksen received CPR on the pitch after he collapsed to the ground in the closing minutes of Denmark’s group stage game with Finland. The 29-year-old was quickly treated by the medical team and was placed in a stable condition before being moved to a hospital in Copenhagen where he was announced as awake.

Gary Neville and Jack Grealish were among other players and former stars sending their wishes, tweeting heart and prayer emojis.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also tweeted to praise the referee and medical team, adding that Eriksen's stable condition was "encouraging"

After the match, Danish head coach Kasper Hjulmand said he was incredibly proud of how his players took "such good care of each other".

"The way the players talked in the dressing room… they showed their emotions, they decided to first of all not do anything until Christian was conscious and everything was okay," he said.

Eriksen played for Tottenham Hotspur until last year © Reuters Eriksen played for Tottenham Hotspur until last year

Hjulmand said they could have decided to resume on Sunday, but the players chose to play on this evening.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin tweeted: "Moments like this put everything in life into perspective. I wish Christian a full and speedy recovery and pray his family has strength and faith…"

Eriksen 'sends greetings to teammates' from hospital following collapse during Euro 2020 match

  Eriksen 'sends greetings to teammates' from hospital following collapse during Euro 2020 match Christian Eriksen is in a stable condition and has "sent his greetings to his teammates" from hospital, where he remains under examination following his collapse during Denmark's opening Euro 2020 match on Saturday. © Getty Eriksen appeared conscious as he was stretchered off. Pic: Getty In a statement on Twitter, the Danish FA said the 29-year-old had been in contact with the squad on Sunday, as he continues to recover from the incident in Copenhagen."This morning we have spoken to Christian Eriksen, who has sent his greetings to his teammates," it said.

Eriksen played for Spurs for seven years before joining Inter Milan last year and has played for Denmark's senior team since 2010.

Meanwhile, the BBC has apologised after complaints that it continued to broadcast images of Eriksen being treated.

a man holding a bag of luggage: Eriksen appeared conscious as he was stretchered off. Pic: Getty © Getty Eriksen appeared conscious as he was stretchered off. Pic: Getty

In a statement, it said: "We apologise to anyone who was upset by the images broadcast.

"In-stadium coverage is controlled by Uefa as the host broadcaster, and as soon as the match was suspended, we took our coverage off air as quickly as possible."

Presenter Gary Lineker also apologised but said they "were the host pictures and out of our control".

He added: "They should have stayed on a wide [shot] of the stadium. Apologies."

Doctor reveals Christian Eriksen's first words after he was brought back .
The player is now to be fitted with a defribillatorEriksen suffered a heart attack on the pitch at the end of the first half of the game and had to be given CPR - being revived with a defibrillator.

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