The Danish FA says that Eriksen was discharged from the Euro 2020 match about a week after a heart attack.
Danish footballer Christian Eriksen has been discharged from hospital after a successful heart operation a week after a European Championship match, the Danish Football Association (DBU) reports.
29-year-old midfielder collapsed on the field during the opening match of his country Euro-2020 against Finland. CPR was given to him on the field, and before he was taken to the hospital, his heart was restarted with a defibrillator.
DBU wrote on Twitter that Eriksen was released from the Riggs Hospital in the center of Copenhagen after a “successful operation” and will spend time with his family at home.
“The operation went well, I am doing well,” Eriksen tweeted.
“Thank you for the large number of greetings. “It was unbelievable to see and feel,” Eriksen said.
– DBU – Part of something bigger (@DBUfodbold) June 18, 2021
Earlier, the DBU said that Eriksen would be installed Cardiovascular defibrillator (ICD), which can help regulate Eriksen’s heart rate through electrical pulses if needed.
Getting an ICD does not mean that the Inter Milan playmaker has to end his career.
Athletes, including Netherlands defender Daley Blind and German rodent Katarina Bauer, continue to be active in their sport with a medical device.
Eriksen was honored in the second match of the Danish tournament against Belgium on Thursday, when 10 minutes later the game stopped with a minute of applause.
The DBU said that Eriksen went to see the team on Friday at his Helsingor gymnasium outside Copenhagen and would then go home to spend time with his family.
“It was really nice to see the boys again after that fantastic game that evening,” Eriksen tweeted. “Needless to say, I will be happy for them against Russia on Monday.”
Denmark lost their first two games, but with a victory over Russia in their last game in Group B, they still have a chance to advance to the round of 16.