Christian Eriksen Is Released From Hospital After On-Field Cardiac Arrest

The player collapsed during a first-round European Championship match.

Christian Eriksen has been discharged from the hospital, the Danish soccer federation announced Friday.

Eriksen has been in the hospital in Copenhagen since collapsing on the field during his team’s opening match at the European Championship last Saturday.

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

“Thank you for the massive number of greetings ― it has been incredible to see and feel,” the player said in a statement released Friday. “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 Monday against Russia.”

Denmark is 0-2 in the tournament.