The Italian Football Association has stated that Christian Eriksen would not be allowed to play for Inter Milan again unless the defibrillator that was implanted following his heart episode while on Denmark duty is removed. On June 12, the 29-year-old fell during his country’s Euro 2020 opener against Finland, requiring immediate CPR from pitch-side medics. Eriksen was resurrected on the field, but the rest of his football career is in jeopardy.
Eriksen currently has an implanted cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) inserted in his chest to regulate any further irregularities in his heartbeat, which was proven following his cardiac arrest.
Eriksen plays club football for Inter Milan in Italy, where athletes with serious heart defects are barred from competing at both amateur and professional levels.
And, according to Francesco Braconaro, a member of the Italian FA’s technical scientific committee, the Danish footballer must have his defibrillator removed before resuming his career in Italian football, as it will indicate he has no future heart difficulties.
Source: Daily Mail