Denmark’s midfielder star Christian Eriksen has just been released from hospital after a successful operation, the Danish Football Association (FA) announced on Friday, June 18.
Eriksen collapsed in the 43rd minute in the game against Finland on June 12.
Before being transferred to the hospital, he was given CPR for several minutes, and a defibrillator was used to restart his heart as he lay on the pitch.
Erikson has been fitted with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), a device to track his heart rate and regulate it if necessary.
“Christian Eriksen has been through a successful operation and was today discharged from Rigshospitalet,” the FA wrote on Twitter.
Erikson had a chance to meet his teammates in Helsingor before heading home to his family.
He posted on Instagram to show his appreciation towards fans and their sweet encouraging messages.
“Now, I will cheer on the boys on the Denmark team in the next matches. Play for all of Denmark,” he wrote.
On Thursday, the game between Belgium and Denmark was called off in the 10th minute as a mark of respect to Eriksen.
“Thank you for the massive number of greetings—it has been incredible to see and feel,” Eriksen said in a statement following his release from the hospital.