By Emmanuel Okogba
Denmark midfielder, Christian Eriksen who collapsed in a Euro 2020 Group B opener against Finland has regained consciousness.
Vanguard reports that Eriksen staggered and collapsed in an off-the-ball incident in the first half prompting centre refree, Anthony Taylor to signal for urgent medical attention.
Twenty-nine years old Eriksen was stretchered off the pitch led by his teammates and now there are reports that he is stable as further tests are being carried out.
Giving an update, UEFA wrote, “Following the medical emergency involving Denmark’s player Christian Eriksen, a crisis meeting has taken place with both teams and match officials and further information will be communicated at 19:45 CET.
“The player has been transferred to the hospital and has been stabilised.”
Also confirming Eriksen’s stability in hospital and continuation of the fixture, the Danish FA wrote, “Christian Eriksen is awake and his condition remains stable. He remains hospitalized at Rigshospitalet for further examinations.
“The match against Finland will be played tonight. This happens after the players have been confirmed that Christian is okay. The match resumes at 20.30.”