Will Christian Eriksen play for Inter again?

Christian Eriksen is scheduled to return to Inter next week for formal talks about his future in football.

The 29-year-old is recovering well after suffering cardiac arrest on the pitch at Euro 2020. He underwent surgery to mount an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) immediately after being taken to hospital after his collapse during the first half of Denmark’s group stage. more open with Finland.

He has continued his recovery in Copenhagen since he was released from the hospital.

Eriksen collapsed on the pitch at Euro 2020 / Friedemann Vogel – Pool / Getty Images

According to Sky Italia (via Football Italia), the next step in Eriksen’s rehabilitation is a return to Inter for further checks with the club. He will undergo in-depth tests on his health, but an important part of the meeting is to find out if Eriksen actually wants to play football again.

The tests will determine if a return is even a possibility, but Sky Sports News notes that Eriksen will still probably be removed for at least six months, even if the tests do not show any major problems.

One issue for Eriksen, however, is the Italian FA’s unwillingness to have him back while he is still dependent on a defibrillator.

“Christian Eriksen can not get completely clear to play in Italy,” said technical scientific committee member Francesco Braconaro (via The Athletic). “If the player removes the defibrillator and therefore confirms that the pathology can be resolved, then he can return to play for Inter. ”

Given that Eriksen was in hospital for six days after his heart stopped on the field, it seems quite unlikely that he will get rid of the defibrillator soon.

It is important to note that Braconaro’s decision on Eriksen’s health is not a football-wide opinion. Dutchman Daley Blind has played for Ajax since he was equipped with an ICD already in 2019 and was also part of Euro 2020.

Eriksen’s future is up in the air / Marco Canoniero / Getty Images

If Eriksen wants to continue playing for Inter, the Serie A champions may have an uphill climb in hand to convince the Italian FA to let the 29-year-old return, but Inter boss Simone Inzaghi has suggested that they will help Dom can.

“From the moment I was appointed, I counted on him,” Inzaghi said (via VI). “Christian will now have a long time to return, the club will help him where possible. He must now rest and we are waiting for him here, with open arms.”

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