Christian Eriksen discharged from hospital after Euro 2020 collapse
Christian Eriksen has been discharged from hospital after a “successful” operation to fit the player with a heart-starting device.
The 29-year-old Denmark midfielder suffered cardiac arrest during his side’s 0-1 defeat by Finland in Copenhagen on Saturday.
He visited the Denmark team on Friday and will now return home with his family.
“Thank you for the massive number of greetings,” Eriksen said in a statement.
“It is incredible that I can see and feel.
“The operation went well, and I am alright under the circumstances.
“It is really great to see the guys again after the fantastic game they played last night. No need to say, I will be cheering for them on Monday against Russia.”
Former Tottenham player Eriksen, who now plays with Inter Milan, collapsed shortly before half-time against Finland and doctors used defibrillator to bring him back to life.
He was later fitted with ICD – implantable cardioverter defibrillator – which is “necessary due to rhythm disturbances”, Danish team doctor Morten Boesen said.
The British Heart Foundation describe ICD as small device that is placed under the skin, then connected to the heart with “thin wires” and “it will send electrical pulses to regulate abnormal heart rhythms”.
Denmark play their final group B match against Russia on Monday.
On Thursday, players and fans from Denmark and their opponents Belgium showed support for Eriksen during an emotional one minute applause in the 10th minute of the match. Eriksen wears Denmark number 10 shirt.
Denmark lost the game 2-1.