Christian Eriksen to Make Huge Decision on Career Through Tests at Inter Milan

Published 07/29/2021, 2:00 PM EDT


The fate of Danish footballer Christian Eriksen is set to be decided after the midfielder will undergo a few tests at Inter Milan. Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest during Denmark’s EUROS 2020 clash against Finland in June, and the whole world stopped and watched as doctors worked hard to save his life.

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Thankfully, everything worked out for the best. Eriksen enjoyed a steady recovery and supported his team as Denmark reached the semifinals of the EUROS.

However, the medical condition provides a lot of problems for him as he 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.

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He will undergo medical examinations at Inter to see if he can resume competition at the highest level. It is highly unlikely that he will return to the pitch anytime soon, at least six months or so, but his return to Inter is a good sign. He’ll meet up with his teammates and undergo the tests.

It was only last season when Eriksen helped Inter win their first Serie A since 2010. The Italian club beat city rivals AC Milan to the throne and wrapped up Serie A to the end the stronghold that Juventus had on the Italian league.

There are huge doubts about Eriksen ever playing football again, but his health will always be the first priority. Additionally, he will always have the support of the Danish FA and his former clubs, who appreciate him. Fans would hope that the Dane makes a return, but he has had a splendid career, regardless.

Christian Eriksen and his ICD device

After suffering his cardiac arrest, Eriksen had an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) inserted in his chest to regulate any further disturbances in his heartbeat. This has complicated his football career, but the device is important for his safety.

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Danish team doctor Morten Boesen explained exactly why it was important and said, “This device is necessary after a cardiac attack due to rhythm disturbances.

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“Christian has accepted the solution, and the plan has been confirmed by specialists nationally and internationally who all recommend the same treatment.”

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Aniket Awasthi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for MMA and the UFC in general to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Chael Sonnen and 'The Count' Michael Bisping as his favorite fighters, but he is a great admirer of the rise of Israel Adesanya ever since he fought Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221.

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