UEFA Euro 2020

Christian Eriksen discharged from hospital after heart surgery

Tom Gott
Christian Eriksen has left hospital
Christian Eriksen has left hospital / Craig Mercer/MB Media/Getty Images

Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen has been discharged from hospital, less than a week after suffering a cardiac arrest on the pitch.

Doctors restarted the 29-year-old's heart on the pitch and quickly transported him to a nearby hospital, where he was fitted with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator capable of shocking his heart into a regular rhythm.

Fortunately, that procedure went well and the Danish FA have now confirmed that Eriksen has been permitted to leave hospital to be with his family.

"Christian Eriksen has been through a successful operation and was today discharged from Righospitalet," a statement read on Twitter.

"Today, he also visited the national team in Helsingor - and from there he will go home and spend time with his family."

Christian Eriksen
Eriksen collapsed during Denmark's Euro 2020 opener / Friedemann Vogel - Pool/Getty Images

Eriksen added: "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 them on on Monday against Russia."

The fantastic news comes shortly after German doctor Jens Kleinfeld revealed how he rushed from the stands to help restart Eriksen's heart, sharing the traumatic events of the midfielder's resuscitation to Bild.

“He opened his eyes and spoke to me," Kleinfeld said. "I asked him, in English: ‘Are you back again?’ He said: ‘Yes, I am here’. And then he said: ‘Oh s**t, I’ve only just turned 29 years old.’

“I told him that everything was now OK and he was not in danger any more. He understood everything immediately and straight away put his arm on his chest.”

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