Christian Eriksen has had his contract with Inter Milan terminated as a consequence of the cardiac arrest he suffered at Euro 2020.
We’re sure you’ll remember the scenes, with Eriksen having fallen to the turf in Denmark’s opening Euro 2020 fixture needing urgent medical attention, which ultimately saved his life.
Eriksen was subsequently fitted with an ICD device, which is essentially an internal defibrillator, which will automatically correct the rhythm of his heart if there are any future issues.
Unfortunately, rules in Italy prohibit players from playing with such a device installed, which has today resulted in the termination of Eriksen’s Inter Milan contract.
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There is still hope that Eriksen will play professional football again, should the doctors deem it safe. Ajax’s Daley Blind is an example of a footballer who has continued to compete with an ICD.
Of course, we are merely thankful that Eriksen is still alive and well, but the prospect of him being able to resume his footballing career is exciting nonetheless.
We’ll be keeping our fingers tightly crossed for him!