Days after a scary incident of Christian Eriksen’s on-field collapse, the UEFA Euro witnesses another horrifying incident when French defender Benjamin Pavard collided with Germany’s Robin Gosens in his side’s 1-0 victory in their opening Group F match of UEFA Euro 2020 in Munich on Tuesday. Pavard later admitted to losing consciousness for 10-15 seconds after the collision. The Bayern Munich defender received immediate treatment and was declared fit to continue.
“I took a hell of a shock,” he told French broadcasters BeIN Sports. “I was a little knocked out for 10 to 15 seconds. After that, it was better.”
Earlier this week, every participating team signed a ‘concussion charter’ and committed that they will take adequate measures such as neurological baseline testing and access to in-match television replays for team doctors to protect their players from any risk.
In another development, Denmark’s Christian Eriksen revealed that he is recovering well and expressed gratitude to the fans who prayed for his good health after he suffered a cardiac arrest in Denmark’s Euro 2020 opener against Finland.
“Big thanks for your sweet and amazing greetings and messages from all around the world. It means a lot to me and my family,” Eriksen said in a post on the national team’s Instagram profile. “I’m fine – under the circumstances.”
“I feel okay. Now, I will cheer on the boys on the Denmark team in the next matches, Play for all of Denmark,” he added.
— DBU – En Del Af Noget Større (@DBUfodbold) June 15, 2021