Euro 2020: Good news, Christian Eriksen discharged from hospital after successful heart-implant operation: Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen has been discharged from hospital after a successful operation, days after he collapsed on the pitch during Denmark’s Euro 2020 opener, the Danish football association said on Friday.
Eriksen had a heart-starter device implanted after his collapse due to a cardiac arrest. His life was saved when CPR was administered to him on the pitch and his heart was re-started with a defibrillator before he was taken to hospital.
Christian Eriksen has been discharged from the hospital.
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Euro 2020: Will Christian Eriksen Play Again? When Will Eriksen Return To Football?
According to Sanjay Sharma, professor of sports cardiology at St George’s Univerisity in London, Christian Eriksen is happy to be alive and that he sees no reason why he should be permitted to play again considering what he suffered on the pitch on Saturday evening. Sharma said,
“I don’t know whether he’ll ever play football again. Without putting it too bluntly, he died today, albeit for a few minutes, but he did die and would the medical professional allow him to die again? The answer is no.” Sharma added that at least in the UK Eriksen will not be allowed to play as medical professionals would have been very strict about it. Meanwhile, the reason behind the Christian Eriksen cardiac arrest is yet unknown