Eriksen Surprises Teammates After Successful Operation

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Eriksen Surprises Teammates After Successful Operation

Christian Eriksen surprised the Denmark team with a visit in the middle of a training session Friday and then gave everyone all a hug, his teammates said yesterday.

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Eriksen was discharged from a Copenhagen hospital on Friday and immediately went to see his teammates at their European Championship base camp outside the capital.

Midfielder Christian Norgaard and defender Joakim Maehle said it came as a big surprise.

“I didn’t know he was coming, so we stopped the training session when he arrived, he seemed to be in good spirits”Norgaard said.

Eriksen, 29, suffered a cardiac arrest during Denmark’s first Euro 2020 game against Finland last Saturday and had to be resuscitated with a defibrillator. His teammates formed a protective wall around him as he was getting treatment to shield him from public view.

He was discharged from the hospital after being fitted with an implantable heart monitoring device that is meant to prevent similar incidents in the future.

Denmark lost to Finland and Belgium in their first two games at Euro 2020 but still have a chance to advance from Group B with a win over Russia on Monday at Parken Stadium.

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