Dhe Danish national soccer player Christian Eriksen will not be able to continue his career at Inter Milan in the Italian Serie A with his implanted defibrillator. “Only if his defibrillator has been removed and a specialist can show that he is physically well again can he play for Inter again,” said Francesco Braconaro, member of the scientific committee at the Italian association FIGC, on the Italian radio Kiss Kiss on Thursday . A game permit for a professional with a defibrillator used is not possible in Italy.
Eriksen collapsed on the pitch during the game against Finland at the start of the European Championship in Copenhagen in June and had to be revived. The 29-year-old was then implanted with a defibrillator that detects cardiac arrhythmias and triggers shocks in an emergency.
In Italy there are much stricter rules in this regard than in other European leagues. For example, former Dutch international Daley Blind (Ajax Amsterdam) plays with a defibrillator.
Eriksen’s contract with Inter runs until 2024. The midfielder moved to Inter Milan in January 2020, with whom he won the Italian championship last season. The midfielder has not yet commented on a possible continuation of his professional career.
Meanwhile, the new Inter coach Simone Inzaghi is hoping for a return of his Danish top star. “He needs time to recover. But of course we will welcome him back with open arms, ”said Inzaghi.