- Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen during Euro 2020.
- The 29-year-old has been thankfully recovering ever since.
- The Inter Milan star visited his club teammates for the first time on Wednesday.
Summer 2021 has FLOWN by. I reckon that has something to do with the fact that we spent the previous year locked in our home. Or that time is all relative. But enough Einstein for today.
The reason I mention this summer’s breakneck pace is that Euro 2020, which ran from June 11 to July 11, already feels like a lifetime ago. As you likely remember, on the second day of the tournament, Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen suffered a heart attack on the field, where he had to be revived with resuscitative measures. Luckily, Eriksen’s life was saved and he’s been recovering at home ever since.
On Wednesday, Eriksen returned to the Inter Milan training facility for the first time where he was greeted by his overjoyed teammate.
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Eriksen ritorna al Suning Training Centre 👇 pic.twitter.com/jp6CWqVnAV
— Inter 🏆🇮🇹 (@Inter) August 4, 2021
Despite the horrifying nature of Eriksen’s life-threatening heart attack, it appears the former Tottenham star is still exploring whether or not he can still play football. Here’s what an official statement from Inter Milan said about Eriksen’s visit to the training ground:
The Danish midfielder met the club directors, the coach, teammates, and all of the staff present. Eriksen is doing well and is in excellent physical and mental shape.
He will now follow the recovery program put forward by Danish doctors in Copenhagen, who will also co-ordinate the clinical follow-up. The Inter medical staff will naturally be kept informed and up to date throughout the process.
According to the Milan-based newspaper Corriere della Sera, Eriksen will be undergoing tests in the coming days to see if his ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator) can be removed. As reports indicate, if the device cannot be removed, Eriksen will not be permitted to play in Italy.