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great news Christian Eriksen leaves hospital and heads straight to the Denmark team hotel


Christian Eriksen (Tim Goode/PA)

Christian Eriksen (Tim Goode/PA)

Christian Eriksen (Tim Goode/PA)

Christian Eriksen has been discharged from hospital, six days after he suffered a cardiac arrest while playing for Denmark against Finland.

The sporting world was stunned as Inter Milan midfielder Eriksen collapsed to the ground at Parken Stadium and needed urgen medical help to save his life, with a heart attack later confirmed by doctors.

Eriksen regained consciousness before being taken to hospital, where medics continue to work to identify what caused his cardiac arrest and later opted to fit an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD).

Now it has been confirmed that the former Tottenham midfielder has left hospital, paying a visit to his Danish team-mates soon after he left.

Christian Eriksen has been through a successful operation and was today discharged from Righospitalet," read a Danish FA statement. "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 included a message from Eriksen as he added: "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."

Denmark have lost their opening two games of Euro 2020, but can still make it through to the next round if they beat Russia in their final group game and they team have said that are determined to do all they can to make progress in the competition after the shock of Eriksen's cardiac arrest.

"We're still in the tournament," declares Denmark keeper Kasper Schmeichel.

"Now, we have to try to see if we can win this and do it for Christian and do it for all the fans who sat with us and were just as powerless in the situation as we were.

"I have no doubt that this team has the unity, the strength to be able to come together and go out and do something special."

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