Update: Christian Eriksen to have pivotal medical examination which will determine whether he can return to playing football after his on-field cardiac arrest at Euro 2020
Christian Eriksen is set for a pivotal medical examination in Denmark next month which will determine whether the Inter Milan midfielder can return to the playing football.
Recall, the 29-year-old collapsed during Denmark’s opening Euro 2020 match with Finland in Copenhagen after suffering a cardiac arrest, before being revived on the pitch via urgent CPR treatment.
After he was stabilised upon reaching hospital on the night of the incident, Eriksen was fitted with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) in his chest to regulate his heartbeat, placing his career into doubt.
Italian law states that no person can play sport at any level if they have any significant heart abnormalities, with the country’s football governing body revealing in July that Eriksen would need the ICD removed in order to play again.
Eriksen returned to Inter’s training ground last month for the first time since his cardiac arrest to undergo medical checks, with the Italian champions revealing the player ‘is in excellent physical and mental condition’.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Eriksen will have a check-up in a month’s time to determine whether the ICD, which sends an electrical pulse to correct irregular rhythms, must stay permanently in his chest or can be removed.
The report says the Danish doctors are in constant communication with the Inter Milan medical team over whether the player, who is relaxing with his family in Milan, could return to training.
Eriksen could reportedly take part in individual training and even play football in a Danish sports facility while he waits for the results, in a bid to stay fit should he be granted permission to return to Italy.