Jakarta () – Operational Director of PT Liga Indonesia Baru (LIB) Sudjarno said that the case of a heart attack experienced by the Danish national team player Christian Eriksen at the Euro 2020 be a lesson for the implementation of the League 1 and 2.
“Eriksen's incident became a model and a lesson for us,” said Sudjarno at the LIB office, Jakarta, Thursday.
According to the old man 59 that year, important for footballers in Liga 1 and 2 Indonesia to find out first aid techniques when a player suddenly becomes unconscious on the field.
When Eriksen is unconscious on the pitch, Sudjarno gave an example, Denmark captain Simon Kjaer deftly holds the Inter Milan midfielder's tongue from being swallowed. Kjaer found out that in an unconscious state, a person's tongue can be swallowed and close the airway.
Kjaer also provided a way and flexibility for the Danish medical team to carry out cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) immediately. Thanks for that quick action, Eriksen's life could be saved.
In Indonesia, A case of cardiac arrest in the middle of a match was experienced by Persela goalkeeper Choirul Huda. Unfortunately, not like Eriksen, Choirul Huda finally passed away meninggal.
Glassy from those events, LIB asks all League team doctors 1 and 2 to share first aid insights with players.
Before it's done, LIB will hold medical workshop (medical workshop) to the club's health workers.
“The team doctor must give the players an understanding of this. In the near future we will also discuss this with APPI,” said Sudjarno.
Indonesian Professional Footballers Association (APPI) stated that Eriksen's case reminded the importance of understanding players and all elements of football about first aid such as CPR.
“This is a lesson for all world footballers, including Indonesia. The incident that happened to Eriksen became a lesson on how to give first aid when a colleague was injured in the middle of the field.,” said the President of the APPI Executive Committee, Firman Utina.
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