Christian Eriksen set for tests next week at Inter Milan to see if he can continue playing for club but Denmark star not expected to return to action for six months

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'He was gone' - Denmark team doctor says Christian Eriksen suffered cardiac arrest before being resuscitated


Christian Eriksen will return to Inter Milan next week for tests to see if he can continue his playing career with the club, according to reports in Italy.

The Dane collapsed on the pitch on June 12, suffering a cardiac arrest, during Denmark’s Euro 2020 opener against Finland.

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The football world held its breath as they willed Eriksen to survive

Thanks to the brilliant work from the medics, Eriksen was resuscitated after lengthy treatment

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Thanks to the brilliant work from the medics, Eriksen was resuscitated after lengthy treatment

Sky Italia claim Eriksen is set to be reunited with his Inter teammates and undergo medical examinations to determine if he can resume competition at the highest level.

However, it is claimed he is unlikely to return to action for at least six months, even if things go really well.

Eriksen has been fitted with an ICD – implantable cardioverter defibrillator – following his collapse, to help mitigate the chances of a repeat event.

However, it has previously been claimed he will not be allowed to play in Serie A with the device, due to strict league rules and player restrictions.

It’s not clear if Eriksen will be able to play professional football again

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It’s not clear if Eriksen will be able to play professional football again

And the report says doctors need to be sure Eriksen can perform without the ICD if he is to play in the Italian top flight again.

Fabrice Muamba retired from football five months after suffering a cardiac arrest during Bolton’s FA Cup tie at Tottenham in March 2012.

If Eriksen has to make that decision, it will be a heart-breaking one, but the fact he’s able to decide is the ‘best news to come out of Euro 2020’, Muamba added.

Eriksen is contracted at Inter until June 2024. He joined the Italian side from Tottenham in January 2020.





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