Danish player Christian Eriksen has thanked well-wishers from around the world in his first social media post since suffering a cardiac arrest during Saturday’s Euro 2020 game against Finland.
The midfielder is seen smiling from his hospital bed, giving a thumbs in a post on the Danish national team’s Twitter profile.
In an accompanying message, the 29-year-old midfielder wrote: “Big thanks for your sweet and amazing greetings and messages from all around the world. It means a lot to me and my family.”
“I’m fine – under the circumstances. I still have to go through some examinations at the hospital, but I feel okay.
“Now, I will cheer on the boys on the Denmark team in the next matches.
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“Play for all Denmark,” the post added.
After Eriksen collapsed on Saturday, the match was suspended following prolonged efforts from the medical staff to resuscitate him with CPR and a defibrillator. Players from both teams were visibly distressed as he was being attended to by medics.
He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was reported to be in a stable condition.