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Christian Eriksen: Inter Milan midfielder set to undergo tests next week to see if playing career can resume after cardiac arrest

Christian Eriksen will return to Inter Milan next week for tests that will reveal whether the midfielder will be able to continue his playing career with the club.

The Denmark international collapsed during his side’s Euro 2020 opener against Finland on July 12th after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Eriksen had an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) inserted into his chest to regulate any further disturbances to his heartbeat but has since been spotted walking the streets of Copenhagen with his family as he continues his recovery.

Sky Sports Italia via Football Italia have reported Eriksen is due back in Milan next week where he will be reunited with his teammates and will await a decision on his future at the San Siro following tests.

It has been reported that strict Italian football rules mean Eriksen will not be able to continue his playing career at the club unless he has his ICD removed.

Francesco Braconaro, a member of the Italian’s FA technical scientific committee told Radio Kiss Kiss: “Christian Eriksen cannot be given the all-clear to play in Italy.

“If the player has the defibrillator removed, therefore confirming the pathology can be resolved, then he can return to play for Inter.”

The country has a ban in place on players competing if they have any significant heart abnormalities, at both amateur and professional level.

If tests were to go well, it is still unlikely that Eriksen would be able to step onto the pitch for at least six months.

The 29-year-old has played 60 times for Inter since joining from Tottenham 18 months ago and helped the Italian side win their first Scudetto in 11 years last season.

During his playing career in England, Eriksen established himself as a fan favourite at Spurs as he turned out over 300 times during his six-year stay at the north London side.

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