Christian Eriksen has been discharged from the hospital seven days after he suffered a cardiac arrest during Euro 2020 Group B match between his country, Denmark and Finland.
Recall that he collapsed on the pitch towards the end of the first half and forced the game to a halt. The medical team on the pitch resuscitated him via CPR. Afterward, he was taken to the hospital where he received further medical attention.
The incident caught the attention of almost all football teams, players, football fans, and officials who paid tribute to the 29-year-old midfielder using different means.
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Romelu Lukaku was only thinking about Christian Eriksen and his family on Saturday. pic.twitter.com/1gKtWz1Pky
For instance, when Denmark played their second game in the ongoing tournament on Thursday, June 17, which was against Belgium, the Belgian team agreed to play the ball out of play in the 10th minute of the game to give room for the spectators to applaud Christian Eriksen.
Before the game on Thursday, the Denmark team doctor, Morten Boesen, announced that Christian Eriksen would be fitted with a heart-starting device (ICD).
The ICD – Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator, is designed to send pulses to regulate the rhythm of the heart to prevent the irregular rhythm of a heartbeat from leading to a cardiac arrest.
On Friday, it was confirmed that the operation went successfully which means that the heart of Christian Eriksen is now aided by a device just like Daley Blind of the Netherlands who also has a heart-starting device fitted in him.
A statement from the Danish FA read: “Christian Eriksen has been through a successful operation and was today (June 18, 2021) 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.”
Based on this statement, Christian Eriksen would no longer play a part in the ongoing Euro 2020 and would have to watch the remaining games of the tournament from home.
In his statement after he was discharged, the 29-year-old Inter Milan midfielder wished his Danish teammates well as they take on Russia on Monday, June 21.
He said: “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 great to see the guys again after the fantastic game they played last night.
“No need to say that I will be cheering them on Monday against Russia.”
Recall that Denmark have lost their first two games in the ongoing tournament. If they lose the game against Russia on Monday, their journey in the competition is over.
The giant jersey for Denmark was dedicated to Christian Eriksen ❤️pic.twitter.com/YhpMqWD3kk— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) June 17, 2021