Danish soccer star Christian Eriksen released from hospital after ‘successful’ operation

The Associated Press

COPENHAGEN – Christian Eriksen was discharged from the hospital on Friday, nearly a week after collapsing on the field during a European Championship match.

The Danish soccer federation wrote on Twitter that Eriksen has been through a successful operation.

“The operation went well, and I am doing well under the circumstances,” Eriksen said in the tweet.

The federation also said Eriksen visited his teammates after being released and was headed home to "spend time with his family."

"It was really great to see the guys again after the fantastic game they played last night," Eriksen said in the tweet.

The Denmark team on Friday was still processing the many emotions from its game against Belgium Thursday night, when a raucous crowd in Copenhagen paid tribute to Eriksen with a minute’s applause after 10 minutes. Denmark took an early lead in the game but Belgium launched a second-half comeback to win 2-1.

Eriksen has been in the hospital since collapsing on the field during his team’s opening Euro 2020 match on Saturday.

The Danish soccer federation previously said that Eriksen will be fitted with an implantable device that can function as both a pacemaker and defibrillator.