Christian Eriksen Breaks Silence After Scary Collapse

Danish soccer player says he feels 'OK' after cardiac arrest
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 15, 2021 3:01 AM CDT
Christian Eriksen Breaks Silence After Scary Collapse
Denmark's Christian Eriksen controls the ball during the Euro 2020 soccer championship group B match between Denmark and Finland at Parken stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark, Saturday, June 12, 2021.   (Wolfgang Rattay/Pool via AP)

Christian Eriksen has sent his first public message from the hospital thanking supporters for their “sweet and amazing” well-wishes after his collapse at the European Championship, the AP reports. Eriksen remains in the hospital after suffering cardiac arrest during Denmark’s game against Finland in Copenhagen on Saturday. The Danish soccer association shared a message from Eriksen on Twitter. The midfielder says he is fine “under the circumstances.” He says he still has to go through more tests at the hospital “but I feel OK.” The message was accompanied by a photo of Eriksen giving a thumbs up from the hospital bed. Meanwhile, an Inter Milan director cleared up rumors linking the collapse to the COVID-19 vaccine, Fox News reports: He says Eriksen is not vaccinated, nor did he have COVID. (Read more soccer stories.)

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