June 18 (UPI) -- Denmark soccer star Christian Eriksen underwent a successful heart operation and was released from a hospital Friday in Copenhagen, the Danish Football Association said.
Eriksen, who collapsed from a cardiac arrest during a game against Finland on Saturday, reunited with his Denmark teammates Friday in Helsingor, Denmark. Danish soccer officials said he will return home to be with family after the team visit.
"Thank you for the massive number of greetings -- it has been incredible to see and feel," Eriksen said in a statement.
"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."
Eriksen's heart was restarted with a defibrillator Saturday before he was taken to the hospital. He received an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) during his surgery. The small electronic device discharges a jolt to the heart to restore regular heart rhythms.
Denmark lost each of their two games at UEFA Euro 2020, which was postponed by one year due to COVID-19. They battle Russia in their final group stage match at 3 p.m. EDT Monday at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen.