Christian Eriksen returns to Internazionale training ground

Danish midfielder on road to recovery after collapsing during opening Euro 2020 clash

A shirt with Christian Eriksen’s name on it adorns the Baku pitch ahead of Denmark’s Euro 2020 clash with the Czech Republic. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty

A shirt with Christian Eriksen’s name on it adorns the Baku pitch ahead of Denmark’s Euro 2020 clash with the Czech Republic. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty

 

Christian Eriksen has returned to the Inter Milan training ground for the first time since suffering a cardiac arrest while playing for Denmark at Euro 2020, the Italian club said on Wednesday.

The midfielder collapsed during his country’s opening game of the tournament against Finland on June 12th in Copenhagen, and received life-saving treatment on the pitch.

He has now returned to Italy and visited his club team mates at the Italian champions’ Suning Training Centre.

“The Danish midfielder met the club directors, the coach, team mates and all of the staff present. Eriksen is doing well and is in excellent physical and mental shape,” a note on the club website said.

“He will now follow the recovery programme put forward by Danish doctors in Copenhagen, who will also co-ordinate the clinical follow-up.

“The Inter medical staff will naturally be kept informed and up to date throughout the process.”

The 29-year-old had an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) device implanted following his collapse, a type of pacemaker which can prevent fatal cardiac arrests by discharging a jolt to restore a regular heart rhythm.

The future of his playing career remains unclear, though, as he will not be allowed to play in Italy unless the device is removed.

“Eriksen cannot be given the all-clear to play in Italy,” Francesco Braconaro, a member of the Italian Football Federation’s technical scientific committee, told Radio Kiss Kiss in July.

“If the player has the defibrillator removed, therefore confirming the pathology can be resolved, then he can return to play for Inter.”

Gazzetta dello Sport reported on Wednesday that Eriksen will now undergo a series of tests to determine whether he can have the ICD removed, with results expected in 7-10 days.

Eriksen joined Inter from Tottenham Hotspur in January 2020 and has scored eight goals in 60 games for the club, playing a key role in their first Serie A triumph in 11 years last season.

The Irish Times Logo
Commenting on The Irish Times has changed. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber.
SUBSCRIBE
GO BACK
Error Image
The account details entered are not currently associated with an Irish Times subscription. Please subscribe to sign in to comment.
Comment Sign In

Forgot password?
The Irish Times Logo
Thank you
You should receive instructions for resetting your password. When you have reset your password, you can Sign In.
The Irish Times Logo
Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.
Screen Name Selection

Hello

Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.

The Irish Times Logo
Commenting on The Irish Times has changed. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber.
SUBSCRIBE
Forgot Password
Please enter your email address so we can send you a link to reset your password.

Sign In

Your Comments
We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Standards. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or by filling out this form. New comments are only accepted for 3 days from the date of publication.