Eriksen cannot play in Italy with the defibrillator - Chief Medic

Thu 22 July 2021 | 18:18

The Denmark international is not going to be permitted to feature in Serie A for Inter before removing the defibrillator, according to the Italian Federation’s medical committee.

The CTS (technical scientific committee) of the FIGC has been concentrating on the pandemic responses in the past few years, but it also is obligated to observe the status of

Christian Eriksen




midfielder suffered a cardiac arrest during Denmark’s Euro 2020 battle against Finland and went under the knife for a small defibrillator implantation.

Christian Eriksen cannot be given the all-clear to play in Italy,”

warned CTS member

Francesco Braconaro

on Radio Kiss Kiss.

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

Daley Blind

, who has the same condition as Eriksen, is allowed to play for the Netherlands and Ajax, but Serie A does not allow it.

If the 29-year-old plans to continue playing, he may have to depart Inter given the current circumstances.

Italy follows very strict rules when it comes to these issues and despite checks and tests, there have been some deaths from undiagnosed cardiac issues. Livorno’s Piermario Morosini died when playing in a Serie B match in 2012, at the age of 25. Fiorentina captain Davide Astori passed away in his sleep in 2018, aged 31.

source: SportMob