Simon Kjaer helped save Christian Eriksen’s life, when the 29-year-old player, suddenly collapsed during Denmark versus Finland match on Saturday.
It was the second match of the 3rd match of the UEFA EURO 2021, when the Danish Mid-fielder Christian Eriksen suddenly collapsed in the field, when a ball hit him, just before half-time. Medical assistance soon arrived at the place to revive Eriksen, and also Simon Kjaer sprinted towards him,
The Pivotal role of Simon Kjaer
The captain of Denmark ran hard towards Eriksen and started his work. At first, he took Eriksen’s pulse, and placed him in an upright position, ensuring that his tongue won’t block his airway. The vital step he executed was that he prevented Eriksen from swallowing his tongue, as tongue a man faints, the tongue becomes the hardest body muscle that prevents air to reach the lungs. Hence it became much easier for the medical staff to handle the situation.
The further contribution
Kjaer further added his heroic contribution to the scenario, when he directed the medical crew onto the pitch before he created a protective wall of Denmark players nearby the senseless Eriksen.
Soon after this, Eriksen was hospitalized, and the match was postponed. With the request of players from both of the teams, the match started again 2 hours later, but UEFA stated that the game will be postponed till 8:30 PM, CET (2:30 PM EDT). Though Denmark faced a 1-0 defeat from Finland, for the courageous act of Kjaer, Denmark won hearts for the match.
The 433 football twitted that when Christian Eriksen collapsed in the field, the Denmark captain was the first to help him, asked the medical crew to get at the place fast. After that, he directed his teammates to cover Eriksen until he receives proper doctoring, and he also relieved Eriksen’s wife Sabrina. The man deserves respect – 433 football added.