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Christian Eriksen ‘will return to Inter Milan for medical checks next week’ after cardiac arrest

Christian Eriksen ‘will return to Inter Milan for medical checks next week’ after suffering a cardiac arrest at Euro 2020… with the club ‘aiming to find out the cause of his collapse before deciding if he can return to football’

  • Christian Eriksen will reportedly have medical checks with Inter Milan next week 
  • The midfielder suffered a cardiac arrest during Denmark’s Euro 2020 opener 
  • The Italian club want to investigate what caused his collapse last month
  • They will then decide whether it will be possible for him to return to football 

Christian Eriksen is reportedly set to return to Inter Milan for medical checks next week, nearly two months on from suffering a cardiac arrest at Euro 2020.

The midfielder collapsed during Denmark’s opening game against Finland and required urgent CPR treatment from pitch-side medics, who were able to resuscitate him.

The 29-year-old has been recovering in Copenhagen after being released from hospital last month but Sky Italia report that he will make his return to Inter’s training base next week. 

According to the report, Eriksen will undergo new and accurate heart checks in order to ascertain the cause of his cardiac arrest.

Following the medical examinations, they will decide their next steps and the possibility of him returning to football. 

After suffering his cardiac arrest, Eriksen had an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) inserted in his chest to regulate any further disturbances in his heartbeat. 

An ICD is a device connected to the heart by wires and sends an electrical pulse to correct irregular rhythms.  

Christian Eriksen is reportedly set to return to Inter Milan for medical checks next week

The midfielder suffered a cardiac arrest during Denmark's Euro 2020 tie with Finland in June

The midfielder suffered a cardiac arrest during Denmark’s Euro 2020 tie with Finland in June

Eriksen was released from hospital on June 18 after six days of hospital treatment. Danish team doctor Morten Boesen said after Eriksen’s release from hospital: ‘This device is necessary after a cardiac attack due to rhythm disturbances. 

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

The day after Eriksen’s collapse, Boesen said the midfielder had ‘gone’ before being brought back to life. 

‘He was gone,’ said Boesen. ‘We did cardiac resuscitation, it was cardiac arrest. How close were we? I don’t know. We got him back after one defib so that’s quite fast. We don’t have an explanation why it happened.’ 

The Italian club want to find out the cause of his cardiac arrest before deciding whether he will be able to return to football

The Italian club want to find out the cause of his cardiac arrest before deciding whether he will be able to return to football 

Earlier this month a leading scientific expert for Italian FA insisted that Eriksen would not be able play for Inter again unless his defibrillator was removed.

Italy have a ban in place on players competing if they have any significant heart abnormalities, at both amateur and professional level.

Francesco Braconaro, a member of the Italian FA’s technical scientific committee told Radio Kiss Kiss: ‘Christian Eriksen cannot be given the all-clear to play in Italy.

‘If the player has the defibrillator removed, therefore confirming the pathology can be resolved, then he can return to play for Inter.’ 

On the night of Eriksen’s collapse, leading NHS cardiologist Dr Scott Murray claimed Eriksen would unlikely to be able to play for Inter again due to Italy’s strict rules on letting people with heart problems take part in sporting activities.  

Eriksen now has a implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) to control his heart rhythm

Eriksen now has a implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) to control his heart rhythm

Dr Murray told MailOnline: ‘It probably is (the end of his career) for him. The Italians stop people participating in sport if they are found to have a significant cardiac abnormality, it’s in law.

‘They’ve been doing that for a long time, beyond 20 years and they’ve reduced the death rates from cardiac arrests in sport from beyond 3 per cent down to below one per cent. 

‘He (Eriksen) comes from an Italian club so he must have had all of the tests before he started (playing for Inter). The Italians are the best at screening for heart disease in competitive athletes. 

‘Italy has the greatest pre-participation screening in the world which tries to reduce events, but he still has an event on the pitch. So even if you screen, it can still happen.

The 29-year-old has been recovering in Copenhagen after being released from hospital

The 29-year-old has been recovering in Copenhagen after being released from hospital

Leading NHS cardiologist Dr Scott Murray revealed Eriksen is unlikely to play football again

Leading NHS cardiologist Dr Scott Murray revealed Eriksen is unlikely to play football again

‘It’s going to be difficult for him to eliminate, he’s still going to (be) that 0.01 per cent of people who will still have something happen.’

The midfielder has played 60 times for Inter Milan since joining the club from Tottenham Hotspur 18 months ago. The 29-year-old helped the Italian side win their first Serie A title in 11 years last season. 

During his time playing in England, Eriksen turned out over 300 times for Spurs in a six-and-a-half year spell in north London. 

Professor Sanjay Sharma, who put the former Tottenham midfielder through an annual battery of tests between 2013 and 2020, said Eriksen had no known history of heart problems – but that no tests were ‘foolproof’. 



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