Christian Eriksen is highly unlikely to ever play football again after he suffered a heart attack in Denmark’s Euro 2020 fixture with Finland yesterday.
This comes from a leading sports cardiology professor who worked alongside the midfielder at Tottenham, with strict protocols in place to prevent him taking to the pitch in future.
Recall Christian Eriksen ordeal occurred in the first half of the Group D fixture in Copenhagen on Saturday to the surprise of fans and teammates. The 29-year-old quickly treated by doctors where he lay having collapsed to the ground.
The former Tottenham Hotspur star was subsequently rushed to hospital, where his condition stabilised and he was able to call his teammates and urge them to resume the match, which Finland won 1-0.
The cardiologist prof. Sanjay Sharma said, “Eriksen “will live“, no reputable medical practitioner would allow him to play again.
“Clearly something went terribly wrong. But they managed to get him back, the question is what happened? And why did it happen?
“This guy had normal tests all the way up to 2019 so how do you explain this cardiac arrest?”
“I’m very pleased. The fact he’s stable and awake, his outlook is going to be very good, Sharma said.
“I don’t know whether he’ll ever play football again.
“Without putting it too bluntly, he died today, albeit for a few minutes, but he did die and would the medical professional allow him to die again? The answer is no.
“The good news is he will live, the bad news is he was coming to the end of his career, so would he play another professional football game, that I can’t say.
“In the UK he wouldn’t play. We’d be very strict about it.”