Denmark’s Christian Eriksen has been released from hospital after undergoing a successful operation.
Eriksen was admitted to hospital after he collapsed due to cardiac arrest in the 43rd minute of Denmark’s opening Euro 2020 game against Finland on 12 June.
He was administered CPR and a defibrillator was used on him on the pitch before he was taken to hospital.
The FA announced on Thursday that he would receive an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), a small electronic device that is a type of pacemaker and can prevent fatal cardiac arrests by discharging a jolt to restore a regular heart rhythm.
“Christian Eriksen has been through a successful operation and was today discharged from Rigshospitalet,” the Danish Football Association confirmed in a statement on Friday.
“Today he also visited the national team in Helsingor — and from there he will go home and spend time with his family.”
The incident reverberated through football, with many players sending well-wishes to Eriksen and his teammates.
The game between Belgium and Denmark on Thursday was stopped in the 10th minute as a tribute to Eriksen.
A banner was also displayed among fans in one of the stands, which read: “All of Denmark is with you, Christian.”
Before kickoff, a large flag in the shape of a Denmark shirt with Eriksen’s name on the back was unfurled on the pitch. Eriksen wears the No. 10 shirt for his country.
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By FARPost Reporter