Inter Milan have said their Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen will not play in Italy this season due to a heart attack during the European Championship 2020.
Eriksen fell on the field in the opening match of his country Denmark’s 1-0 defeat to Finland on June 12, but recovered after saving his life on the field with the help of his teammates and medical staff. He was treated at a nearby hospital, where he was fitted with a pacemaker.
Last August, Francesco Brockonaro, a member of the technical and scientific committee of the Italian Football Association, said he would not allow Ericsson to play in Italy until his heart was removed.
In a statement issued on Thursday, Inter Milan said, “It should be noted that Ericsson has been banned by Italian medical authorities following a serious injury sustained during the European Championships in June 2021. A player who is involved in sports activities in the current season. “
The report added: “Although the player does not meet the fitness requirements required to train sports activities in Italy, he can achieve this in other countries where he can train competitive activities.”
It is not yet clear to what extent other nations will allow Ericsson to play competitive games with a pacemaker.
Inter Milan are third in the Italian league with 21 points from 10 matches, seven points behind leaders Napoli and AC Milan.
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