Danish FA issue update on Christian Eriksen with playmaker set to undergo procedure

Christian Eriksen
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The Danish Football Association have this morning provided a further update on the condition of Christian Eriksen.

It has been confirmed that the Danish national team doctor has been in touch with the cardiac specialist at the hospital in Copenhagen where the former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder is currently staying at and it has been decided that he should have an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) fitted.

An ICD is a battery-powered device placed under the skin that keeps track of a person’s heart rate. Thin wires connect the ICD to the heart. If an abnormal heart rhythm is detected the device will deliver an electric shock to restore a normal heartbeat if the heart is beating chaotically and much too fast.

After having the recommendation confirmed by specialists in both Denmark and overseas, Eriksen has agreed to have the device fitted with the Danish FA urging people to give the Inter Milan player and his family peace and privacy.

SpursWeb Opinion

The traumatic scenes witnessed at the weekend are still reverberating around the world as everyone continues to wish Christian and his family the very best in this difficult time.

‘Maestro’ was a brilliant player for Tottenham, with his ability to unlock an opposition defence unrivalled during his many years at the club and is something which we are still yet to replace.

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