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Christian Eriksen discharged from hospital after operation

Fri 18 June 2021 | 20:04

Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen has been discharged from hospital after a successful operation to fit a cardioverter defibrillator implant.

The Denmark midfielder had to be resuscitated on the pitch at Parken in Copenhagen following a cardiac arrest during the first half of his side’s 1-0 defeat to Finland.

The 29-year-old Inter player is returning home after a successful operation to fit a cardioverter defibrillator implant and has visited his Denmark teammates.

A statement from the Danish FA read

: "Christian Eriksen has been through a successful operation and was today discharged from Rigshospitalet.

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

Eriksen added 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 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."

The British Heart Foundation describes an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) as a small device that can treat people with dangerously abnormal heart rhythms.

It sends electrical pulses to regulate these rhythms, especially those that could be dangerous and cause a cardiac arrest.

source: SportMob