Christian Eriksen returns to his old side Odense to use their training ground with his personal coach as the Denmark international builds up his fitness after suffering a cardiac arrest on the pitch at Euro 2020
Christian Eriksen is using the training ground of his former side Odense as he continues to build up his fitness in a bid to return to professional football.
Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest at Euro 2020 on the pitch as Denmark played Finland.
He received life-saving treatment on the pitch at Copenhagen’s Parken Stadium and has been monitored closely in the past five months as he works on his rehab back home in Denmark.
As of Wednesday, Danish publication BT detailed that Eriksen was using the facilities at Odense’s Adalen training facility.
He did not train with the first team squad but was able to use the facilities to work out with his personal trainer.
‘We are really happy that Christian Eriksen is keeping in shape right now on our courts,’ Odense’s sports director, Michael Hemmingsen, told BT.
‘We have kept in touch with Christian since he left Odense, and therefore we are happy that he asked us if he could retrain in Adalen.’
Christian Eriksen has been working on his recovery in Denmark after his cardiac arrest
Eriksen had a cardiac arrest in June, playing for Denmark against Finland at Euro 2020
Denmark players circled Eriksen so he had privacy while he was being treated on the pitch
BT’s report details that Eriksen was on one of the training pitches at 8am and was involving kicking the ball in some of the drills.
It is reported that he is focused on cardio work but is also incorporating a ball to some parts of his workouts.
Eriksen remains a contracted player with Italian champions Inter Milan but due to regulations in Italian football it appears unlikely he will ever play for the club again.
Rules in Italy state that people that have been fitted with a defibrillator, such as Eriksen, are not allowed to play contact sport.
The 29-year-old could theoretically continue his career in another country, with different rules, and the decision for him to continue his rehab work back home in Denmark has been viewed in Italy as a sign he will not return to Serie A.
Eriksen’s ties to Odense are strong having been at the club before moving to join Ajax in Holland at the age of 16.
More to follow.
Eriksen was fitted with a defibrillator, meaning it is unlikely he can play for Inter Milan again