Denmark team doctors confirm Eriksen to be fitted with heart-starter

Christian Eriksen will be fitted with a heart-starter device after his cardiac arrest during Denmark’s game with Finland at Euro 2020.

Denmark’s team doctor confirmed the development, saying: “After Christian has been through different heart examinations it has been decided that he should have an ICD (heart starter). This device is necessary after a cardiac attack due to rhythm disturbances.”

“Christian has accepted the solution and the plan has moreover been confirmed by specialists nationally and internationally who all recommend the same treatment.

“We encourage everybody to give Christian and his family peace and privacy the following time.”

Eriksen thanks fans from hospital

The 29-year-old recently offered his own update on the situation, assuring fans that he was feeling better and thanking everyone for their well-wishes.

“Big thanks for your sweet and amazing greetings and messages from all around the world. It means a lot to me and my family.” He wrote.

“I’m fine – under the circumstances. I still have to go through some examinations at the hospital, but I feel okay.

“Now, I will cheer on the boys on the Denmark team in the next matches.

“Play for all Denmark.”

Belgium to pay tribute to Eriksen

The Belgium national side have confirmed they will put the ball out of play in the 10th minute during their clash with Denmark at Euro 2020 on Wednesday, in reference to Eriksen’s shirt number.

“This is about a celebration in football and for Christian,” said Belgium boss Roberto Martinez to reporters.

“As you can imagine, the uncertainty that we had when the incident happened, that was a really tough moment, a tough moment for any player that was watching the game, a tough moment for players who have been sharing dressing rooms with Christian.

“Then from that point on, once you get the good news that Christian reacted positively, that he was talking, that he was in hospital, now it’s almost a celebration.”

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