Kjaer and the doctors who saved Eriksen’s life received the UEFA President’s award


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Kjaer and the doctors who saved Eriksen's life received the UEFA President's award

The captain of the Denmark National Team, Simon Kjaer, as well as the members of the medical team that saved the life of the Danish international Christian eriksen During a meeting of the last European Championship they were awarded this Thursday in Istanbul with the UEFA President’s Award 2021.

The award is a tribute to his “vital contribution” in helping Eriksen when the 29-year-old Danish midfielder suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed in the field during the match of the group stage of Euro 2020 that faced the Danish teams against Finland on June 12 at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen.

Thanks to the rapid response of the medical team and excellent emergency treatment, Eriksen was revived on the pitch

A job in which the “quick reaction” of the Danish team captain Simon Kjaer was essential, who demonstrated “exceptional leadership qualities”.

Along with Kjaer, the members of the medical team that treated Christian Eriksen on the pitch were awarded, consisting of Mogens Kreutzfeldt, medical director, Frederik Flensted, stadium medical director, Anders Boesen, field emergency doctor, and Peder Ersgaard , paramedic.

Also honored were the Medical Officers at UEFA Headquarters: Jens Kleinefeld Valentin Velikov, as well as the Danish team’s medical team consisting of Morten Skjoldager, the physiotherapist accompanying the team’s doctor, and Morten Boesen, the team’s doctor. .


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