Prince William is showing his support for Christian Eriksen after he collapsed on the field during a European Championship game.
On Saturday, Denmark and Finland were playing when midfielder Eriksen collapsed to the ground. His teammates stood around him, shielding him from cameras as CPR and a heart massage were administered. Another teammate made sure Eriksen didn’t swallow his tongue while he was unconscious.
Eriksen was transferred to the hospital, with officials later giving an update that he was “stable and awake.”
Prince William, who is president of the FA, took to Twitter to personally send his well wishes.
“Encouraging news about Christian Eriksen, we are all thinking about him and his family. Well done to the medical team and Anthony Taylor for their calm and swift action. W,” he tweeted.
Referee Anthony Taylor had quickly reacted to Eriksen’s fall.
Encouraging news about Christian Eriksen, we are all thinking about him and his family. Well done to the medical team and Anthony Taylor for their calm and swift action. W
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) June 12, 2021
Retired player Fabrice Muamba, who collapsed and needed CPR in 2012, tweeted, “Please God”, right after Erkinsen’s incident.
— fabrice muamba (@fmuamba6) June 12, 2021
The players eventually continued play after they spoke to Eriksen.
“We have been in contact with him and the players have spoken to Christian,” said Peter Moller of the Danish Football Association. “He is doing well and they are playing the match for Christian.”
However, many of the players, including captain Simon Kjaer, were too overwhelmed to finish the game.
After six days in the hospital, Eriksen was released.
“Christian Eriksen has been through a successful operation and was today discharged from Rigshospitalet. Today he also visited the national team in Helsingør—and from there he will go home and spend time with his family,” the Danish Football Association said in a tweet on Friday.
— DBU – En Del Af Noget Større (@DBUfodbold) June 18, 2021
Eriksen added his own comment, saying, “Thank you for the massive number of greetings—it has been incredible to see and feel. It was really great to see the guys again after the fantastic game they played last night. No need to say, that I will be cheering on them on Monday against Russia.”