According to the latest reports, Christian Eriksen will at the very least have to wait six months before he can play for Inter again, and might be barred from Serie A permanently after his cardiac arrest.
The Denmark international collapsed during his side’s UEFA EURO 2020 game against Finland last month and had to be revived on the pitch with CPR and a defibrillator.
He was taken to hospital, where a miniature defibrillator was implanted, but medics in Italy have warned nobody with that equipment would be given the all-clear to play in Serie A.
While other leagues have different specifications, the Italian Federation will not allow players with an implanted defibrillator to play professionally.
If Eriksen’s heart condition was caused by a temporary inflammation, then the implant can be removed and he could resume his Serie A career for Inter.
The time taken for the tests and removal of the implant, according to Sky Sport Italia, is at least six months.
So while Eriksen is expected in Milan next week for pre-season, he certainly won’t play until at least February 2022, if at all.
The 29-year-old is under contract with Inter until June 2024.
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