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Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen has been released from hospital after a successful operation to install a defibrillator implant.

The 29-year-old Inter Milan playmaker had to be resuscitated on the pitch at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen after suffering cardiac arrest in the first half of his side’s 1-0 Group B defeat of Euro 2020 against Finland on Saturday night.

After examinations over the past two days, the doctors decided to install an Automatic Implantable Defibrillator (ICD) as the best solution.

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Eriksen, who played in England for Tottenham for seven years between 2013 and 2020, has now returned home after also visiting his Danish teammates.

A Danish FA statement read: “Christian Eriksen had a successful operation and was released today from Rigshospitalet.

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

Dane Christian Eriksen on the pitch just before he collapsed
Dane Christian Eriksen on the pitch just before he collapsed

Eriksen, who was described as ‘gone’ during her collapse by Danish team doctor Morten Boesen has been inundated with wishes from around the world following her ordeal.

He added in a statement: “Thank you for the massive number of greetings, it has been amazing to see and feel.

“The operation went well and I’m fine under the circumstances.

“It was great to see the guys again after the fantastic game they played last night.

“Needless to say, I will cheer them on Monday against Russia.”

Denmark have to beat Russia and hope Finland lose to Belgium to hope to advance to the round of 16 after losing their first two matches.

They resumed their game against Finland less than two hours after its interruption, having had the opportunity to restart on Sunday.