🇩🇰 Christian Eriksen to continue playing with heart-starter device

🇩🇰 Christian Eriksen to continue playing with heart-starter device

Denmark's attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen is expected to make a surprising return this week after nearly dying on the pitch in the 2020 Euros last week.

The Inter Milan star suffered a cardiac arrest during Denmark's 1-0 loss to Finland last week, before he was rushed to hospital where he later made a recovery.

According to Sky Sports, the Dane will be back against Belgium on Thursday 

"Christian Eriksen will be fitted with a heart-starting device (ICD) after suffering a cardiac arrest during Euro 2020, Denmark team doctor Morten Boesen has confirmed," Sky reported.

"The 29-year-old was given CPR on the pitch at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen after collapsing during the first half of his side's 1-0 Group B defeat by Finland on Saturday evening."

Denmark's doctor, Morten Boesen, concluded to confirm:

"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.

"Christian has accepted the solution and the plan has moreover been confirmed by specialists nationally and internationally who all recommend the same treatment.

"We encourage everybody to give Christian and his family peace and privacy the following time," he concluded.

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