Christian Eriksen shares thank-you message and update from hospital

Christian Eriksen has taken to Instagram to share an update and thank well-wishers as he recovers from a cardiac arrest suffered during his side’s opening game of Euro 2020.

The 29-year-old collapsed 40 minutes into the match against Finland, with medics working to resuscitate him on the pitch.

Denmark captain, Simon Kjaer was also praised for his life-saving actions, after securing Eriksen’s neck, clearing his airways and starting CPR before the medics quickly arrived.

Eriksen offers update

Eriksen has now shared a photo of himself in hospital giving a thumbs up, saying he still has more examinations to go but is feeling ok.

“Big thanks for your sweet and amazing greetings and messages from all around the world. It means a lot to me and my family.” He wrote.

“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 Denmark.”

After the game was initially postponed, both sets of players returned to the field later that evening, where Denmark would go on to lose 1-0.

UEFA has since faced criticism over the options offered to Denmark in regards to completing the game or forfeiting a 3-0 loss.

“We were put in a position which I personally don’t think we should have been put in,” Kasper Schmeichel said.

“It probably required that someone above us had said that it was not the time to make a decision and maybe should wait for the next day,” he added.

Denmark are due to face Belgium in their second game of Euro 2020 on Thursday.

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