A Story of Hope as Comeback Man Christian Eriksen Closes on Football Return
Seven months ago, former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch, suffering a cardiac arrest whilst playing at Euro 2020 for Denmark. The frantic scenes will live long in the memory of football fans everywhere as players and fans closed ranks to assist with the saving of the players’ life. As the joy of his recovery sank in, there was also a feeling that the player who had graced the Premier League would never play football at a competitive level again.
ICD – Pace Maker for the Pace Setter
Eriksen was released from his contract at Inter Milan in December 2021 as the Italian medical authorities have a rule preventing players from playing when they have been fitted with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator. The device was fitted following his cardiac arrest in Copenhagen.
Whilst there is clearly a risk associated with returning to playing at an elite level, Eriksen told Sky Sports that his heart would be “no obstacle” to playing again.
Prior to his return to the Premier League, the Dane had been training in Switzerland before joining up with his former club Ajax.
Danish Connections to Help Comeback Man Christian Eriksen Feel at Home
Eriksen’s arrival at Brentford will ensure that there is a further strengthening of the Danish connection with manager Thomas Frank, Christian Norgaard and Mathias Jensen at the club.
Eriksen spent six and a half years at Tottenham before he left in 2020. Fans will surely be pleased to see this remarkable story have a happy ending and Eriksen will hopefully become an example of triumph over adversity as he returns to a full-time playing career.
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