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CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN UNABLE TO PLAY IN ITALY, SET TO LEAVE INTER DUE TO CARDIAC ARREST CONDITION

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Farouq Oduola A.

Inter Milan confirmed in a statement that Christian Eriksen is not permitted to play in Italy this season due to the heart attack he sustained at Euro 2020, however the Serie A champions are ready to letting the Denmark midfielder leave.

Eriksen suffered cardiac arrest on the field during his country’s first game of the tournament, against Finland, in June, and got life-saving treatment on the field.

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He later received an implanted cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), a type of pacemaker that can prevent severe cardiac arrests by delivering a jolt to restore a normal heart rhythm.

Eriksen will not be allowed to play in Italy unless the ICD device is removed, according to Francesco Braconaro, a member of the Italian Football Federation’s technical scientific committee.

“With regard to the player Eriksen’s registration rights, it should be noted that the player has been temporarily inhibited from sporting activity in the current season by the Italian medical authority following a serious injury sustained during the European Championship in June 2021,” Inter Milan said in a statement on Thursday.

“While the player’s current conditions do not meet the requirements for gaining sporting fitness in Italy, the same could instead be achieved in other countries where the player could resume competitive activity.”

It’s unknown whether other countries would allow Eriksen to compete in their leagues while wearing the ICD device.

Inter are currently in third place in Serie A after ten games, seven points behind leaders Napoli.

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