Stella Dimoko Footballer Eriksen May Not Play Football Again After Suffering Cardiac Arrest During Euro 2020 Live Match


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Monday, June 14, 2021

Footballer Eriksen May Not Play Football Again After Suffering Cardiac Arrest During Euro 2020 Live Match

Denmark midfielder, Christian Eriksen, may not play professional football again after his cardiac arrest during his country’s Euro 2020 opener against Finland, a leading sports cardiologist, Sanjay Sharma, has said.

Eriksen collapsed on the pitch during Denmark’s Euro 2020 1-0 defeat against Finland on Saturday.

The Inter Milan playmaker was resuscitated on the pitch, with players and fans watching on in distress before he was taken to hospital.

The Danish Football Federation said on Sunday morning that Eriksen is “stable” and he remains in hospital.

However, Sharma, a professor of sports cardiology at London’s St George’s University who worked with Eriksen during his time at Tottenham, said football bodies would likely be “very strict” about allowing the 29-year-old star to play football again.

“Clearly, something went terribly wrong,” Sharma was quoted by the New Daily as saying.

“But they managed to get him [Eriksen] back, the question is what happened? And why did it happen? This guy had normal tests all the way up to 2019, so how do you explain this cardiac arrest?”

“The fact he is stable and awake, his outlook is going to be very good.
I don’t know whether he will ever play football again.

“Without putting it too bluntly, he died today, albeit for a few minutes, but he did die and would the medical professional allow him to die again? “The answer is no.”

“His cardiac arrest has rocked the entire nation today and that’s what happens. It is not just them that it affects, it’s the psyche of so many people,” he added.

“The good news is he will live. The bad news is he was coming to the end of his career, so would he play another professional football game? That I can’t say.

“In the UK he wouldn’t play. We would be very strict about it.”

from dailypost


  1. Thank God he's alive, that's all that matters now..some that didn't even have to battle with their lives retires early at 29 or 30 years like Eric Cantona..he will be fine !! Assuming the likes of Chiek Tiote , Samuel Oparaji that slumped in the field of play and died makes it through but won't play again shey they still be alive today! Such a sad scene

  2. Eitherway, it wouldn't matter whether they won or lost the game. He got his life back, and I'm certain that is something the Danes are grateful for.

  3. This has been my fear for him that he may be forced to retire. It's sad and he'll be missed but the good news is that he gets to live.

    It's well with you Christian.

  4. Doesn't matter, dead men tell no tales. It was very hard to watch him in that state, thank God he is ok

  5. Miracle worker will see him through

  6. Very insensitive thing to say especially as he is still in hospital.Will you compare his life to a football career?

  7. Thank God he survived. The doctor said what he said from London and not the doctors treating him at the Euro Championship. Kanu Nwankwo played on after diagnosis. I wish him well.

    1. Kanu took a risk, if you notice Arsenal didn't really allow him play so much after he was sold to them by intermilan. Italian football clubs may not want to take that risk. Life is better than money, he will have to look into other ways or means of livelihood. Its hard but better safe than sorry. Anytime he plays some fans will be scared of the collapse not repeating itself. Its hard to wipe such from your head especially when you saw it live.

  8. St Elsewhere Phoenix14 June 2021 at 11:35

    Thank God for him. It is paramount everyone learns to do CPR. If not for that his colleague that guy for just go before medics would have come to the field.

  9. If you have cardiac arrest inside a government hospital ,they don't have equipments to revive you in Nigeria. Kia, We are too far in this nation

  10. Te issue is not about having equipment but knowing how to do CPR goes a long way to help. Knowledge of CPR as first aid is very vital before medics arrive

    1. And use of AED’s (automated external difribillator).
      My question is what is the diagnosis?
      It is protocol to commence CPR if the victim is unresponsive. If there is an AED to hand use it and follow the instructions. If his heart went into fibrillation he would be shocked. If cardiac arrest CPR would continue but this did not APPEAR to be the case, he revived quickly. Was it more of a cerebral issue? All of it at this time is speculation and assumption.
      CPR is an important skill and really first aid should be taught in all schools.


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