Christian Eriksen To Return To Inter Milan For Medical Checks Before Deciding If He Can Return To Football’ After Suffering A Cardiac Arrest At Euro 2020
Christian Eriksen is reportedly set to return to Inter Milan for medical checks next week, before deciding if he can return to football’ after 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 resuscitated him.
The 29-year-old has been recovering in Copenhagen after being released from the hospital last month but Sky Italia reports 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.
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.’