Eriksen might never play for Inter Milan again

It has been discovered that Christian Eriksen will not be permitted to play for Inter Milan again unless the defibrillator that was inserted following his cardiac attack while on duty for Denmark is removed, according to the Italian Football Association.

During his country’s Euro 2020 opener against Finland on June 12, the 29-year-old collapsed and required immediate CPR treatment from pitchside doctors. Eriksen was able to resurrect on the field, but his future in the sport remains in doubt for the time being.

Eriksen currently has an implanted cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) inserted in his chest to regulate any further irregularities in his heartbeat, which was confirmed following his cardiac arrest.

Eriksen plays club football for Inter Milan in Italy, a country that prohibits players at both the amateur and professional levels from competing if they have any severe heart abnormalities.

The Italian FA’s technical scientific committee member Francesco Braconaro disclosed that the Danish footballer must have his defibrillator removed before being allowed to play in the country’s leagues again because it will demonstrate that he has no future heart problems.

In an interview with Radio Kiss Kiss, Braconaro stated that Christian Eriksen could not be given the green light to play in Italy. Inter will allow him to return to the field if the player gets the defibrillator removed, confirming that the illness has been resolved, according to the club.

The incident occurred during Denmark’s opening Euro 2020 encounter against Finland on June 12 in Copenhagen, where Eriksen collapsed uncontested midway through the match and received rapid CPR treatment from medical assistance.

Eriksen was spotted sitting upright while being stretchered off with an oxygen mask on his mouth just minutes after the game was called off shortly after 6 p.m. that evening.

He was taken to hospital before the Danish Football Association announced that he was awake and alert. Later that evening, his agent Michael Schoots revealed that he was able to speak and converse while undergoing more examinations. Following the announcement of Eriksen’s recovery, the players from Denmark made the decision to finish the game.

Eriksen was released from the hospital on June 18 after six days of hospitalization, during which he was fitted with an ICD, which is a device that is connected to the heart by cables and sends an electrical pulse to rectify abnormal cardiac rhythms. Eriksen had been in the hospital for six days.

After Eriksen was released from the hospital, Danish team doctor Morten Boesen stated, ‘This gadget is important after a cardiac attack because of rhythm irregularities.’ Christian accepts the answer, and the plan has been validated by specialists from throughout the country and around the world, who all suggest the same course of action.

A young fan snapped a photo of the footballer at Tisvilde Strand beach in Northern Denmark, marking the first time he had been seen in public since his collapse on July 2. The 29-year-old was also offered the opportunity to attend the Euro 2020 final on July 11, alongside the six medics who saved his life.

As early as the night of Eriksen’s collapse, top British cardiology expert Dr Scott Murray predicted that Eriksen would be unable to play for Inter again due to Italy’s stringent guidelines for those with cardiac conditions participating in sports.

Dr Murray told the MailOnline that he believes his career has reached its ‘end of the road.’
It is against the law in Italy to allow anyone to participate in sports if they are proven to have a serious cardiac abnormality; this is mandated by law.

In fact, they’ve been doing it for more than two decades, and they’ve succeeded in reducing the death rate from cardiac arrest in sports from more than three percent to less than one percent.

‘He (Eriksen) comes from an Italian club, so he must have gone through all of the necessary testing before making his debut (playing for Inter).
The Italians are the best in the world at screening for heart disease in athletes who compete in sports.

It is true that Italy has the best pre-participation screening in the world, which attempts to reduce incidents, but he still has an incident on the field.
So even if you use a screen, it is possible that anything will happen.

In the end, he’ll still be in the 0.01 percent of the population who will be affected by something, which will be difficult to eradicate.

Since joining Inter Milan from Tottenham Hotspur 18 months ago, the Danish midfielder has made 60 appearances in all competitions for the club.
Last season, the 29-year-old played a key role in the Italian side’s first Serie A championship in eleven years.

Eriksen played nearly 300 times for Tottenham Hotspur throughout his six-and-a-half-year stay in north London during his tenure as a professional footballer in England.

According to Professor Sanjay Sharma, who put Eriksen through an annual battery of tests between 2013 and 2020, Eriksen had no known history of heart problems – but that no test was ‘foolproof.’ Eriksen also had no known history of diabetes.

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