Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes sent well wishes to Denmark’s Christian Erikson after the soccer star collapsed during the Euros.
The entire sports world was stunned on Saturday when Inter Milan midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch during Denmark’s Euros opener against Finland.
It was a terrifying 10 minutes as medical staff worked on the player and people from all over the world sent well wishes.
One of those people was Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who offered up prayers on Twitter.
You don’t have to be an athlete to understand the terror in that moment for everyone involved. However, Mahomes does bring a unique perspective as an athlete at the top of his game. To be a teammate or family member of Eriksen would have been harrowing in that moment.
Patrick Mahomes was praying for Christian Eriksen along with the world
There’s something extra concerning about seeing someone who is supposed to be in prime physical condition succumb to a freak medical emergency in the middle of a game.
Mahomes later retweeted a tweet updating Eriksen’s status, which was very good news, thankfully. The midfielder was out of the woods.
Eriksen was transported to a local hospital, but it seems the quick response of the medical professionals paid off. He was responsive and even made a call to his Denmark teammates encouraging them continue the game against Finland.
The game went on nearly two hours after Eriksen’s scary collapse, but it was clear the Danish players were still impacted by the traumatic moment.
Usually-stout goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel conceded a goal on an error while Pierre-Emile Hojberg missed a penalty that would have tied the game in the 74th minute. Finland went on to win their first ever Euros game, 1-0. The celebrations were significantly more muted than they would have been under normal circumstances though.