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Christian Eriksen returns for tests to determine his future with Inter Milan

Denmark's midfielder Christian Eriksen runs during the UEFA EURO 2020 Group B football match between Denmark and Finland at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen on June 12, 2021. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel / various sources / AFP) (Photo by FRIEDEMANN VOGEL/AFP via Getty Images)
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Christian Eriksen will return to Inter Milan next week to see if his playing career can continue with the club. This news comes just over a month after the player collapsed on the pitch vs. Finland at Euro 2020. Eriksen will now meet his teammates again. And undergo medical examinations to see if he can resume competition at the highest level.

Even in a best-case scenario, with all things going well. It will be a minimum of six months before Eriksen will return to the Inter line-up. After suffering cardiac arrest at the Euros, doctors fitted the 29-year-old with a defibrillator. And must be sure he can play without this to resume his career.

Since joining Inter in January 2020, Christian Eriksen has made 60 appearances and scored 8 goals. Helping the team to win their first league title in 11 years last season. Before heading to the Euros with Denmark.

How Christian Eriksen got here

The former Ajax and Spurs player collapsed in the 42nd minute of the opening game as he received the ball from a throw-in. Urgent medical attention arrived immediately. Paramedics performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation and defibrillation on the field. Before they took Eriksen off the pitch on a stretcher. Around an hour later, it was confirmed he had been stabilized and was awake.

Despite the loss of Eriksen and losing their opening two games. Denmark recovered to reach the semi-finals before elimination at the hands of England.

His return to Italy means that he will get to meet up with his Inter teammates. At the same time, it is still unclear whether or not Eriksen will play again. After the despair felt by the footballing world after the incident on June 12, the fact that there is a chance of Eriksen playing football again is great news for all.

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3 responses to “Christian Eriksen returns for tests to determine his future with Inter Milan”

  1. […] the Danish medical team, and those at the hospital. Eriksen was stabilized & awoken. However, doctors fitted the 29-year-old with a defibrillator. And he must be sure he can play without it if he returns to […]

  2. […] the Danish medical team, and those at the hospital. Eriksen was stabilized & awoken. However, doctors fitted the 29-year-old with a defibrillator. And he must be sure he can play without it if he returns to […]

  3. […] the Danish medical team, and those at the hospital. Eriksen was stabilized & awoken. However, doctors fitted the 29-year-old with a defibrillator. And he must be sure he can play without it if he returns to […]

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