Christian Eriksen sends message after being released from hospital

Christian Eriksen
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Christian Eriksen has been discharged from the hospital less than a week after his terrifying ordeal against Finland, the Danish Football Association have confirmed.

Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest during Denmark’s Group B opener against the Finns and the former Tottenham man had to be given CPR on the side of the pitch before being stretchered off.

The midfielder has been recovering in a hospital close to the stadium since the incident and the footballing world has come together over the past few days to send their best wishes to the 29-year-old.

The Danish FA have now revealed that the Inter Milan star underwent a successful operation and has now left the hospital to continue his recovery at home.

Their statement read: “Christian Eriksen has been through a successful operation and was today discharged from Righospitalet. Today he also visited the national team in Helsingor – and from there he will go home and spend time with his family.”

The statement also contained a message from Eriksen, with the Inter Milan star admitting that he was touched by the response from the footballing community.

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 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 against Russia on Monday.”

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The paramedics, Eriksen’s teammates and the officials deserve huge credit for the way they handled themselves. Incidents like these certainly put football into perspective and it was great to see how the footballing world came together to root for the former Spurs man.

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