Christian Eriksen has been discharged from hospital after a “successful” operation to
fit a heart-starting device.
The 29-year-old Denmark midfielder suffered cardiac arrest during his side’s defeat
by Finland in Copenhagen last Saturday. He visited the team on Friday and will now
return home with his family.
The Denmark midfielder has been fitted with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
(ICD) to regulate his heart’s rhythm, having suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch in his
country’s Euro 2020 opener against Finland
That left him requiring 13 minutes of CPR, and Eriksen had been in hospital since that
incredibly distressing incident six days ago.
The Danish FA also confirmed that the midfielder has been to visit his team-mates,
and will now go and return to his family.
They said: ‘Christian Eriksen has been through a successful operation and was today
discharged from Rigshospitalet.
‘Today he also visited the national team in Helsingor – and from there he will go home
and spend time with his family.’
Eriksen also provided an update on his recovery and gave some words of encouragement
to his team-mates ahead of their final group stage match