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Serie A: Christian Eriksen & Inter Milan mutually decide to terminate contract due to league rules regarding defibrillator, check details

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Serie A: Christian Eriksen and Inter Milan have decided to mutually terminate the Denmark midfielder’s contract. Eriksen had suffered a cardiac arrest at Euro 2020 on the pitch during the Denmark and Finland clash. After receiving life-saving treatment on the pitch, he had to be fitted with an ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator). Follow Live updates on InsideSport.IN

Rules in Italy state that players with a defibrillator like Eriksen are not allowed to play contact sport. But the 29-year-old could theoretically continue his career in another country with different rules.

Serie A: Christian Eriksen & Inter Milan mutually decide to terminate contract due to league rules regarding defibrillator, check details

Christian Eriksen and his agent had a meeting with Inter in Milan in which his departure from the club was discussed in detail. Barring a few bureaucratic details, an announcement will be made over the next couple of days confirming the departure.

Earlier this month, reports emerged that Christian Eriksen was training with former club Odense at their Adalen training facility. He was not training with the first-team squad but was using their facilities to remain in shape.

The Denmark midfielder last played for Inter Milan and helped them win the Serie A title after a gap of 11 years. He played for the Nerazzurri 60 times since joining the club from Tottenham 18 months ago.

Serie A: Christian Eriksen & Inter Milan mutually decide to terminate contract due to league rules regarding defibrillator, check details

Eriksen is most famous for his six-and-a-half year spell with Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League. He represented the North London club over 300 times. He has also represented Dutch giants Ajax.

It remains to be seen what Eriksen does next, whether he continues to play professionally or retire.

What is an ICD

The Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator is connected to the heart by wires and sends an electrical pulse in order to correct irregular rhythms.

Christian Eriksen suffered cardiac arrest and had to be fit with a defibrillator
Christian Eriksen suffered cardiac arrest and had to be fit with a defibrillator

What happened to Eriksen

During the Euro 2020 game between Denmark and Finland, Christian Eriksen received a throw-in and fell to the ground with no opposition player close to him. Experienced Danish defender Simon Kjaer rushed towards his compatriot and put him on his side and made sure his airway is open.

Serie A: Christian Eriksen & Inter Milan mutually decide to terminate contract due to league rules regarding defibrillator, check details

Doctors rushed to the spot and the defibrillator was produced and together with the heart massage, it revived Eriksen. “He was gone,” the doctor had said after the harrowing experience.

Players who played with defibrillator 

Fabrice Muamba (Bolton) Former Arsenal midfielder Muamba’s heart stopped for 78 minutes in the middle of a match. He retired five months later but played 15 minutes in a testimonial match.

Daley Blind (Ajax) Blind was fitted with a pacemaker after complaining of dizziness in a Champions League match against Valencia in December 2019. He subsequently collapsed in a friendly against Hertha Berlin in August 2020. But the versatile Dutch footballer has returned to top-level football.

Serie A: Christian Eriksen & Inter Milan mutually decide to terminate contract due to league rules regarding defibrillator, check details

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