Former Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen is set to have a crucial medical examination in Denmark next month which will determine whether he can make a return to football, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.
The Inter Milan playmaker collapsed during Denmark’s Euro 2020 opener in Copenhagen against Finland, which was caused by a cardiac arrest.
The 29-year-old was given life-saving CPR treatment on the field of play which kept him alive before he was transported to hospital in the Danish capital.
Eriksen has since undergone operations to fit an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) which monitors and regulates his heartbeat, but there is a shadow cast over his career and whether he can make a return to play again.
Italian law prevents athletes from taking part in sporting activities if they have defects or abnormalities with their heart, which plunges Eriksen’s future into doubt.
It has been previously reported that Eriksen would need to have his ICD removed for it to be deemed safe for him to return.
Gazzetta dello Sport report the Inter man is set to undergo checks next month in Odense to see whether that can happen ahead of any potential return to training.
Eriksen made a visit to the Nerazzurri’s training ground last month, where the club’s medical team said he was in ‘excellent physical and mental condition’.
Spurs Web Opinion
This is a situation where Eriksen’s health will be examined very carefully by doctors in Denmark and at Inter.
There needs to be a lot of care and time while the checks are taken, as this is a very delicate scenario to be in – especially for an athlete at the peak of his sporting career.
It would be amazing to see Eriksen make a return as he is such an amazing player to watch, but ultimately the medical experts will have to deem it safe to do so first.
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