Inter Milan midfielder and Danish football star, Christian Eriksen, who suffered a cardiac arrest while playing for his country during last weekend’s Euro 2020 opener, will have a heart defibrillator implanted.
The announcement was made on Thursday by the Danish Football Union, DBU. Eriksen collapsed midway into the match and had to be revived using CPR before being rushed to the hospital for further treatment.
The announcement comes hours before the kick-off of Denmark’s next match against Belgium, where a tribute to Eriksen is expected to take hold in the 10th minute of the match.
“After Christian has been through different heart examinations it has been decided that he should have an ICD heart starter. This device is necessary after a cardiac attack due to rhythm disturbances,” DBU said without giving details on the device’s potential implications for the 29-year-old Inter Milan player’s future career.
“Eriksen has accepted the solution and it had also been “confirmed by specialists nationally and internationally who all recommend the same treatment,” DBU added.
Eriksen is not the only European player to be fitted with defibrillator. Dutch player, Daley Blind, has resumed his career after being fitted with the device tbat controls and regulates the heart rate.
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