Christian Eriksen Discharged From Hospital On Friday

Christian Eriksen

Captain of the Danish National team, Christian Eriksen has been discharged from hospital, the Denmark team announced on Friday.

Eriksen had a cardiac arrest and collapsed on the pitch in the 42nd minute of his side’s opening Euro 2020 game against Finland on Saturday.

The 29-year-old’s life was saved when CPR was administered and his heart was restarted with a defibrillator before he was taken to hospital where he has been recovering.

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On Thursday, Denmark confirmed Eriksen would undergo an operation to implant a cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), which is a type of pacemaker which can prevent fatal cardiac arrests by discharging a jolt to restore a regular heart rhythm.

Denmark said in a statement: “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.”

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The game against Finland was resumed later the same afternoon following confirmation from UEFA, with Finland beating Denmark 1-0.

Eriksen said 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 really great to see the guys again after the fantastic game they played last night. No need to say, that I will be cheering on them on Monday against Russia.”

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On Thursday, Belgium’s game against Denmark was paused in the 10th minute as a tribute to Eriksen, who watched from the match from hospital in Copenhagen, although Denmark suffered their second defeat losing 2-1 in the Group B game.


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