Milan: Inter Milan midfielder Christian Eriksen is in “excellent physical and mental shape” less than two months after his near-tragic collapse at the European Championship, the Italian club said.
Eriksen visited his club’s training complex on Wednesday - the day after returning to Milan and meeting club CEO Giuseppe Marotta - and posed for a photo with his teammates.
“The Danish midfielder met the club directors, the coach, teammates and all of the staff present. Eriksen is doing well and is in excellent physical and mental shape,” Inter said in a statement.
“He will now follow the recovery program put forward by Danish doctors in Copenhagen, who will also co-ordinate the clinical follow-up. The Inter medical staff will naturally be kept informed and up to date throughout the process.”
In one of the scariest scenes in soccer history, Eriksen fell face-first onto the field during Denmark’s opening match against Finland on June 12. His teammates formed a protective wall around him as medical workers resuscitated him with a defibrillator.
The 29-year-old Eriksen spent a week in the hospital, where he had a type of pacemaker fitted, before going home to Denmark to recover. He has also undergone a raft of medical tests to discover the cause for the cardiac arrest.
Eriksen will undergo further tests in Italy and is not expected to be back on a soccer field for at least six months.
Depending on the cause of the cardiac arrest and the nature of his treatment, he could be prohibited from playing in Italy but could continue his career in England or the Netherlands where the rules are different.