Inter Milan and Denmark’s Christian Eriksen has started training alone at Odense Boldklub’s facilities. Eriksen played for the Danish team as a teenager, before moving to Ajax in The Netherlands. Eriksen continues his recovery after the cardiac arrest he went through at Euro 2020.
29-year-old Eriksen collapsed after just a few minutes in the Denmark vs Finland clash in Copenhagen. He needed to be resuscitated on the pitch, before being transported to a nearby hospital. The doctors later decided to implant a cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) to control his heart rate permanently and restart his heart in case a similar episode to the one in June occurs.
If Eriksen is to resume his football activity, he will not be able to do it in Italy at his current club Inter. Serie A rules forbid players with ICD implants from getting a medical visa.
“Eriksen reached out to us, and he is now training by himself,” an Odene Boldklub spokesperson confirmed.
“It’s natural for him since he played here in his youth and lives around the corner. We are very happy to be able to provide training facilities for him,” the club employee added.
Eriksen played for Odense between 2005 and 2008, then moved on to play for the likes of Ajax, Tottenham and Inter Milan. Inter are open to the possibility of allowing Eriksen to change clubs. The Italian Serie A champions are supportive and are not pressuring Eriksen into making any decision around his immediate future. Eriksen seems tempted to return on the pitch should doctors give him the green light to do so. The gifted attacking midfielder last played a league game in Inter’s shirt in May, against Udinese.
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