“Hello everyone,” he wrote in a June 15 Instagram post alongside a smiling selfie. “Big thanks for your sweet and amazing greetings and messages from all around the world. It means a lot to me and my family. I’m fine, under the circumstances. I still have to go through some examinations at the hospital, but I feel okay. Now I will cheer on the boys on the Denmark team in the next matches.”
The good news coming directly from the sports star in the form of a selfie can also be seen as a collective sigh of relief for fans around the world after his health scare during the Euro 2020 game against Finland late last week. The 29-year-old athlete appeared to struggle in the middle of the game as he walked towards the sideline and while making his way over, fell to the ground—prompting his teammates to immediately rush to his side.
The following day, Sunday, June 13, Denmark’s team doctor, Morten Boesen, updated fans on the severity of the athlete’s health scare during a press conference. According to Morten, the Denmark player was “gone” before being resuscitated.