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Eriksen's defibrillator may prevent him from playing in Serie A

Fri 18 June 2021 | 10:39

The Danish star may have to leave Italy to continue playing football.

Christian Eriksen has implanted a defibrillator inside his body, which could endanger his football in Serie A.

According to Gazzetta Dello Sport, the midfielder of the

Danish national team

and Inter underwent surgery yesterday, and a defibrillator was placed in his heart. He suffered a heart attack in Denmark's first match at Euro 2020 against Finland and has since undergone treatment.

Now Gazzetta has claimed that if the device implanted in Eriksen's heart is permanent, he will not continue playing in Serie A.

According to Gazzetta, Cardiological Organizational Committee for Sports Fitness protocol confirmed in 2017 that the players can not play in Italy if there is a defibrillator implanted in their body. This rule applies to sports in which there is a physical contact as these contact may result in the device breaking. However, in other leagues, such as the Eredivisie League or the Premier League, playing with such a device is not prohibited by law. Ajax and Dutch national team defender Daley Blind is playing with a heart starter, and the law has not prevented him.

With this solution, if his ICD is not permanent, Eriksen can continue playing football in Italy but will have to pass several complex medical tests.


source: SportMob