Christian Eriksen: Inter Milan midfielder unable to play for club after cardiac arrest

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Christian Eriksen has been out of action since June, when he experienced cardiac arrest in the second half of Denmark's Euro 2020 loss to Finland.

Christian Eriksen will not be allowed to play in Italy because of the cardiac arrest that he experienced at Euro 2020. His club Inter Milan says so.

29-year-old Danish midfielder Danes Bjerre collapsed in the Euro 2020 match against Finland in June. He received life-saving treatment on pitch.

Later, he had an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator device (ICD) fitted to him. This is a type pacemaker.

Inter will allow Eriksen to leave the club, as he is unable to play for them.

Inter released a statement Thursday stating that the player was temporarily prevented by the Italian medical authorities from participating in sporting activities in the current season.

"Although the player's current condition is not suitable for achieving sport fitness in Italy, it could be possible to achieve the same in other countries where the player can resume competitive activity."

It is not clear if Eriksen would be allowed to participate in leagues that are held in other countries with the ICD device.

After being diagnosed with heart muscle inflammation, Daley Blind, an ex-Manchester United defender, was also fitted with an ICD. However, the 31-year old has continued to play for the Eredivisie champions as well as the Dutch national team.

Eriksen was with Tottenham for six and a quarter seasons, where he played in the Champions League final defeat to Liverpool in 2019. He then joined Inter in a 16.9m transfer on January 2020.

Later that season, he played in the Europa League final as Inter lost to Sevilla. He then helped them win Serie A 2020-21.