All England gamers are screened for attainable coronary heart circumstances by the FA frequently to attempt to keep away from the scenario that noticed Christian Eriksen collapse throughout Denmark’s recreation in opposition to Finland on Saturday, Sky Sports activities Information can affirm.
Eriksen is continuous to make a great restoration in a Copenhagen hospital after he was given CPR to restart his coronary heart on the pitch on the Parken Stadium.
The Solar has now reported that England’s gamers – at any age group – wouldn’t be allowed to compete in video games if they’d not handed specialist electrocardiogram (ECG) exams throughout the final 12 months.
That is been confirmed by the FA, who additionally say echocardiograms, which contain an ultrasound scan of the guts, are additionally carried out on each England participant each two years.
As well as, all England’s medical workers will need to have an “Superior Trauma Medical Administration in Soccer” certificates earlier than they will work with England’s groups. That is a complicated course that covers how to deal with a variety of great accidents and circumstances that may happen on the pitch, together with cardiac arrest.
No advance medical exams can present 100 per cent safety in opposition to incidents just like the one which threatened Eriksen’s life, however the FA imagine they’ve essentially the most stringent precautionary measures now in place.
The FA’s physios are additionally equipped with the best commonplace of apparatus with them pitchside to allow them to reply to any medical emergency, whether or not that is throughout a recreation or in coaching.
Gamers are additionally commonly examined and screened for medical circumstances with their golf equipment.
Christian Eriksen’s agent says the midfielder is “making jokes” in hospital however needs solutions from medical doctors after struggling a cardiac arrest throughout Denmark’s Euro 2020 opener.
Eriksen was given emergency CPR on the pitch throughout Saturday’s recreation in opposition to Finland, which was briefly suspended because the 29-year-old was taken to Rigshospitalet, a hospital close to Parken Stadium in Copenhagen.
Denmark crew physician Morten Boesen stated Eriksen was “gone”, however swift therapy on the sector of play and by hospital workers meant the midfielder was stabilised, and he was later in a position to ship his greetings to team-mates.
Martin Schoots, Eriksen’s agent, advised Italian outlet Gazzetta on Sunday that the Dane is in good spirits, and is “comfortable” after seeing the help he has acquired from across the recreation.