Christian Eriksen discharged from hospital following successful operation
Christian Eriksen has been discharged from hospital after a successful operation to fit a defibrillator implant. The Denmark midfielder had to be resuscitated on the pitch at Parken in Copenhagen after having a cardiac arrest during the first half of his side’s 1-0 Euro 2020 Group B defeat to Finland on Saturday evening.
The 29-year-old Internazionale player is returning home after having an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) fitted and has visited his Denmark teammates.
A statement from the Danish FA read: “Christian Eriksen has been through a successful operation and was today discharged from Rigshospitalet. Today he also visited the national team in Helsinger and from there he will go home and spend time with his family.”
Eriksen added in a statement: “Thank you for the massive number of greetings, it has been incredible to see and feel. The operation went well and I am doing well under the circumstances.
“It was great to see the guys again after the fantastic game they played last night. No need to say that I will be cheering them on Monday against Russia.”
There was a huge outpouring of affection for Eriksen during Denmark’s 2-1 defeat to Belgium on Thursday, most notably the applause from supporters, staff, officials and players in the 10th minute of the match. Eriksen wears No 10 for Denmark.