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Christian Eriksen: Inter Milan midfielder returns for tests to determine whether the race can be resumed after cardiac arrest | Football news

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The 29-year-old has been fitted with a defibrillator (ICD) and doctors need to be sure he can perform without this if he is to play in Serie A again. He will undergo medical examinations at Inter to see if he can resume competition at the highest level.

Christian Eriksen: Inter Milan midfielder returning for tests to determine if career can resume after cardiac arrest | Football News 2:58

It is unlikely he will play for at least six months even if things go well, but his return to Italy means Eriksen is due to meet up with his Inter team-mates in early August. Image:
Denmark supporters display banners for Christian Eriksen

Eriksen had helped Inter win their first Serie A title since 2010 before heading to the Euros with Denmark. Crystal Palace head of medicine Dr. Zaf Iqbal explains the importance of defibrillators as the first of more than 2,000 Premier League-funded devices was installed

The former Spurs midfielder started the match against Finland, but collapsed late into the first half. He was then resuscitated and taken to the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen. 0:45

In his absence, Denmark remarkably recovered from losing their opening two group games to reach the knockouts, where they eventually lost 2-1 to England after extra time in the semi-finals. Following treatment, the Danish FA confirmed Eriksen returned home on June 18 after undergoing a successful operation to have a cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implanted.

Meanwhile, Eriksen was pictured with a young fan at Tidvilde Strand beach in northern Denmark in early July. Following treatment, the Danish FA confirmed Eriksen returned home on June 18 after undergoing a successful operation to have a cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implanted.

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