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Christian Eriksen Will NOT Be Allowed To Play In Italy Unless He Has ICD Heart-Starter Removed

Nasir Jabbar

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Christian Eriksen Will NOT Be Allowed To Play In Italy Unless He Has ICD Heart-Starter Removed

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Christian Eriksen will NOT be allowed to play for Inter Milan unless he has his heart-starting device removed, says the chief Italian medic.

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Eriksen underwent surgery to fit an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) following his collapse during Denmark vs. Finland at Euro 2020.

But, as of right now, the star midfielder is not eligible to play in Italy's top flight ahead of the new season.

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Image: PA

The director of the FIGC, the Italian FA's technical-scientific committee, Franco Braconaro, has detailed the requirements the 29-year-old must meet if he is to play in the Serie A again.

He continued by stating that his fitness must not involve a reliance on an ICD heart-starter.

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Image: PA

"Christian Eriksen cannot be given the all-clear to play in Italy," warned Francesco Braconaro via Football Italia.

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

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Image: PA

Former Manchester United man and current Ajax player Daley Blind has a similar device fitted into his heart and he's backed Eriksen to resume his career.

He said: "Look where I am today. This is why I say to everyone, 'Leave Christian alone!'

"I felt I was ready and I felt comfortable to return once I got the green light from the doctors in the hospital and the medical staff at Ajax.

"There was no reason why I could not play at the top level again.

"The most important thing is that you have to feel free in your head."

Topics: Football News, Football, Serie A, Denmark, Christian Eriksen, Inter Milan

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