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Christian Eriksen won't be able to feature for Inter Milan this season after failing to meet Serie A "requirements".
The Danish international collapsed due to a cardiac arrest in a Euro 2020 fixture against Finland back in June. Thankfully, he was able to be revived and subsequently make a full recovery, after being fitted with an ICD (Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator).
There was hope that the device would allow Eriksen to continue playing elite football on a regular basis, as Ajax defender Daley Blind still plays for the club with an ICD.
The omens looked good for his comeback when Inter suggested the 29-year-old was in "excellent physical and mental shape" as he stepped up recovery efforts after surgery in August.
However, in a written statement, the club now says: "With reference to the registration rights of the player Eriksen, it should be noted that following a serious injury which occurred during the European Championship in June 2021, the player has been temporarily inhibited by the Italian medical authority from sporting activity in the current season."
"Although the current conditions of the player don't meet the requirements of achieving sporting fitness in Italy, the same could instead be achieved in other countries where the player could resume competitive activity," it continued.
As the statement suggests, this doesn't necessarily have to spell the end of Eriksen's playing career.
Other clubs and leagues around Europe have less stringent rules when it comes to playing with an ICD, meaning that the former Spurs man could push for a January transfer to a side outside of Italy.
Eriksen first arrived at San Siro in January of 2020, going on to feature in Antonio Conte's Inter side that managed to win the Serie A title earlier this year.
Previous to that, the creative midfielder spent seven years with Tottenham Hotspur, establishing himself as one of the finest Premier League imports of the past decade.
All told, Eriksen contributed 69 goals and 90 assists across 305 appearances for the North London side.
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