Christian Eriksen urges fans to get checked at CRY Heart Screening

Christian Eriksen surprised Brentford fans at a public heart screening on Saturday. The Dane showed up with Bees boss Thomas Frank and urged people to get checked out.

Eriksen remarkably returned to football this season after suffering a cardiac arrest during Denmark’s Euro 2020 defeat to Finland last year.

Around 200 fans were screened at the event held in memory of former Bees technical director Robert Rowan. Rowan died from a cardiac episode in his sleep, aged 28, in November 2018. He was a close friend of Frank’s.

Eriksen said : “I think it’s [a] very healthy thing to do… And obviously it’s something that even in my case, something happened like you wouldn’t know was going to happen.

His boss Frank said of former director Rowan: “I think [the event] is a very good way of remembering a very good friend of mine.

“And it’s such an important thing – hopefully these testing days ran by CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) will maybe save one or two lives.”

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