Denmark’s Christian Eriksen continues to deal with the aftermath of his terrifying health scare during his country’s UEFA Euros opener against Finland.
According to the Denmark national team’s physician, Eriksen will have a heart starter implanted after he suffered cardiac arrest on the pitch. The implantable cardioverter-defibrillator sends electric shocks when an abnormal heartbeat is detected, according to the New York Post.
“After Christian has been through different heart examinations it has been decided that he should have an ICD (heart starter),” doctor Morten Boesen said. “This device is necessary after a cardiac attack due to rhythm disturbances.
“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 pace and privacy the following time.”
After collapsing on the field, Eriksen was resuscitated with a defibrillator after being administered CPR.
Unfortunately, returning to the field could prove difficult.
Eriksen plays for Inter Milan in Italy’s Serie A and players must have special permission to play with an internal defibrillator, according to the Italian FA.
We continue to wish Eriksen a full a speedy recovery.