It was a distressful scene in the game between Denmark and Finland when few minutes before halftime, Eriksen who had just controlled the ball from a throw-in collapsed to the ground.
His life was saved by the rapid intervention from his teammates and the medical team who had to give him CPR before he was rushed to a hospital.
Eriksen is currently stable, but the team doctor of the Denmark national team has confirmed that he was gone for some minutes having suffered a cardiac arrest.
A cardiac arrest is a type of heart attack and very dangerous. With this latest diagnosis, Eriksen might have just played his last competitive match as no doctor will advise him to play again.
A similar case is that of former Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba who collapsed in a FA Cup match between Bolton and Tottenham in 2012. Just like Eriksen, Muamba was resuscitated on the pitch but never returned as doctors advised him to quit due to the cardiac arrest.
Even in Italy, where he plays for Inter Milan, there is a strict law that forbids sportsmen with serious heart conditions from being active.
Despite all the medical check-ups at club and country, nothing was detected wrong with Eriksen, and this goes to show how delicate and dangerous heart defects can be.
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