It was 2 years ago
The Danish Christian ERIKSEN, victim of a 𝐦𝐚𝐥𝐚𝐢𝐬𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐚𝐪𝐮𝐞 in the middle of a match at the Euro in 2021 ⚽
⚠️ The days that followed, several 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐬 yet basic, demonstrated shortcuts too often taken...
One of them was: "Fortunately Christian ERIKSEN's teammates intervened from the first seconds, otherwise he could have 𝐚𝐯𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐫 𝐬𝐚 𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐞" 👅
It is one of the most popular 𝐦𝐲𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬 in first aid, when discussing the subject of loss of consciousness following a fall, shock or discomfort 🧠
This is the message we communicate to all these athletes ⬇️
You can't swallow your tongue . DOT ✔️
The tongue is a muscle that when muscle tension 𝐬𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐚̂𝐜𝐡𝐞 sags in the back of your throat and 𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐞̂𝐜𝐡𝐞 looks like it's going through the pipes properly 🌬️
The only and only way to free the airways is therefore not to put your fingers in the mouth of your teammate but of him. 𝐭𝐞 𝐞𝐧 𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐞̀𝐫𝐞.
Subsequently a placement on the side will allow gravity to do its job and attract the tongue to the ground, it is the known and famous 𝐏𝐋𝐒 (Lateral Safety Position) ✨
If this text allowed you to correct an erroneous belief, share it with your teammates 📲
𝐏𝐒: On July 15, 2022, the attacking midfielder signed up for three seasons with legendary club Manchester United and has since been wearing a pacemaker.