Christian Eriksen training with former club in Denmark as recovery continues

Midfielder is not allowed to play in Serie A because he now uses a defibrillator

 Christian Eriksen has began training with his youth-level side  Odense Boldklub in Denmark. Photograph:  Mattia Ozbot/Inter Milan via Getty Images

Christian Eriksen has began training with his youth-level side Odense Boldklub in Denmark. Photograph: Mattia Ozbot/Inter Milan via Getty Images

 

Christian Eriksen has begun working out at the training ground of his youth-level club in Denmark following his rehabilitation after suffering a cardiac arrest at Euro 2020, a spokesperson for the club said on Thursday.

The Inter Milan midfielder, 29, has not played since suffering the cardiac arrest during Denmark’s opening game of the tournament against Finland in June and received life-saving treatment on the pitch.

“Eriksen reached out to us, and he is now training by himself,” a spokesperson for Odense Boldklub (OB) said. “It’s natural for him since he played here in his youth and lives around the corner. We are very happy to be able to provide training facilities for him.”

Eriksen played for OB before joining Ajax in 2008, where he became an international. He moved to Tottenham in 2013, playing in the 2019 Champions League final, and then signed for Inter last year.

The Italian medical authority has suspended Eriksen from playing in Serie A, due to a rule prohibiting the use of a cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) device that he has had implanted, Inter said in October.

The Serie A champions also said they were open to letting the Danish midfielder leave the club.

The OB spokesperson did not know when Eriksen started training in Odense or how long he planned to train there.

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