Christian Eriksen has been suspended from football following the failure of the Euro 2020 bid.
Christian Eriksen's future is uncertain following his frightening on-field collapse at Euro 2020, where he was banned from playing by a country.
Christian Eriksen, a Danish footballer, will be unable to return to Inter Milan this season due to health regulations effectively barring him from playing in Italy.
When the midfielder suffered an on-field heart arrest and collapsed during Denmark's opening Euro 2020 encounter against Finland in June, the football world was horrified.
Eriksen collided with the ground face first shortly before halftime, igniting awful scenes on the field, in the fans, and in loungerooms throughout the world.
Teammates created a shield around Eriksen while medics performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the pitch — several players were seen in tears, while others prayed.
The 29-year-old was stretchered out of the arena and transported to hospital following ten minutes of medical assistance on the pitch.
As offers of encouragement poured in from players worldwide, Eriksen issued a bold statement as he began his recovery: "I will not surrender."
Eriksen's pulse stopped following his dramatic collapse, and the Danish team doctor stated that "he was gone," while medical specialists expressed doubts about his ability to play football again.
Eriksen was discharged from the hospital six days after falling following surgery to implant an implanted cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) device — a sort of pacemaker that can prevent deadly cardiac arrests by delivering a shock to restore a normal heart rhythm.
However, Italy has a blanket ban on elite athletes who have undergone cardiac arrests and are considered to be at a greater risk.
Francesco Braconaro, a member of the Technical Scientific Committee of the Italian Football Federation, first stated in August that Eriksen would not be permitted to play in Italy until his ICD device was removed.
Inter Milan has now indicated that it is willing to let Eriksen leave the Serie A champions in order for him to pursue a career in a country that allows him to play.
"With regards to the player Eriksen's registration rights, it should be noted that following a serious injury sustained during the European Championship in June 2021, the player has been temporarily barred from sporting activity during the current season by the Italian medical authority," Inter Milan said in a statement.
"While the player's current circumstances do not match the qualifications for resuming competitive action in Italy, the same could be accomplished in other nations."
Any comeback to professional football would be an incredible achievement, given Eriksen's tight escape from death only a few months ago.
There is a chance he may play in the English Premier League, which evaluates players with a history of cardiac arrest on an individual basis.
There is precedent for a player who has suffered a cardiac attack to return to first-team football.
After being diagnosed with cardiac inflammation, Dutch defender Daley Blind was implanted with an ICD and has continued to play for Ajax in the Netherlands' top-tier competition.
Eriksen began his career with Ajax before joining Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League, where he enjoyed a seven-year spell.