A leading NHS cardiologist has claimed that Italian law could ban Christian Eriksen from playing for Inter Milan again after he collapsed in Denmark’s Euro 2020 fixture against Finland.
The former Tottenham star suffered a cardiac arrest just before the half-time break in Denmark’s opening fixture.
Medical teams were immediately rushed onto the pitch once the players and referee realised how serious the situation was.
Eriksen was treated on the pitch, given CPR and a defibrillator was used before he was rushed to a nearby hospital and stabilised there (Sky Sports).
The player himself released a statement this morning insisting that he will not give up but first wants to understand more about what happened. He also added that he is now feeling ‘fine’ and thanked all those involved for what they did for him on Saturday.
However, a leading NHS cardiologist has now claimed that Eriksen is unlikely to ever play football again and could even be banned from doing so by Italian law.
Dr Scott Murray said (Daily Mail): ‘It probably is (the end of his career) for him. The Italians stop people from participating in sport if they are found to have a significant cardiac abnormality, it’s in law.
‘They’ve been doing that for a long time, beyond 20 years and they’ve reduced the death rates from cardiac arrests in sport from beyond 3 per cent down to below one per cent.’
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