Christian Eriksen’s first words after suffering from a cardiac arrest have been revealed by a doctor.
The 29-year-old collapsed moments before half-time, during Denmark’s Euro 2021 game against Finland, on June 12, and since then, he’s been receiving treatment at a local hospital.
Doctor Jens Kleinefield told Fox Sports: “About 30 seconds later, the player opened his eyes and I could talk to him directly.
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“That was a very moving moment, because in such medical emergencies in everyday life, the chances of success are much lower.”
Kleinefield then asked the ex-Tottenham player: “Well, are you back with us?”
In response, Eriksen said: “Yes, I am back with you. For f***s sake, I’m only 29 years old.”
The dad-of-one recently updated his fans and followers on his progress and shared a selfie from his hospital bed.
He captioned the post: “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. Play for all of Denmark. Best, Christian.”
Despite feeling better, Eriksen is said to be feeling concerned about why he suffered such a serious health emergency at his age, reports Gazzetta dello Sport.
He reportedly said: “Thank you, I won’t give up. I feel better now – but I want to understand what’s happened.
“I want to say thank you all for what you did for me.”
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