Inter Milan star Christian Eriksen, who suffered an almost fatal heart attack during his participation in Euro 2020, will not be allowed to participate in matches in Italy using a pacemaker.
Francesco Bracconaro, a member of the Scientific and Technical Committee of the Italian Football Association “FIGC”, said that Inter Milan midfielder Christian Eriksen will not be allowed to play in Italy unless doctors remove the pacemaker built into his body.
In a statement on the radio, he added: “In Italy we have very conservative rules on the health of players, and here Eriksen cannot qualify, and if the heart problem is solved and the pacemaker is removed, he can return to Inter.”
Eriksen appeared in the headlines at the start of the European Cup, which was crowned by Italy, after suffering a heart attack while on the field.
The 29-year-old fell unconscious on the field in the 42nd minute of the first half of the match against Finland, at the “Parken” stadium in the capital Copenhagen, without any contact, and the medical staff quickly intervened to perform first aid and revive him.
Eriksen left the field conscious. He had already been taken away by ambulance.
The whole world is with Christian now. pic.twitter.com/2QhCelTvyT
– Match TV (@MatchTV) June 12, 2021
The Danish star underwent cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the field, and his heart started beating after using an electric shock device before he was transferred to the hospital.
Eriksen is recovering at home after undergoing pacemaker implant surgery.
The tiny electronic device prevents fatal heart attacks and helps restore the heartbeat.