Christian Eriksen, Denmark midfielder, may not play professional football again after his cardiac arrest during his country’s Euro 2020 opener against Finland, a leading sports cardiologist, Sanjay Sharma, has said.
Eriksen collapsed on the pitch during Denmark’s Euro 2020 1-0 defeat against Finland on Saturday.
The Inter Milan playmaker was resuscitated on the pitch, with players and fans watching on in distress before he was taken to hospital.
The Danish Football Federation said on Sunday morning that Eriksen is “stable” and he remains in hospital.
However, Sharma, a professor of sports cardiology at London’s St George’s University who worked with Eriksen during his time at Tottenham, said football bodies would likely be “very strict” about allowing the 29-year-old star to play football again.
“Clearly, something went terribly wrong,” Sharma was quoted by the New Daily as saying.
“But they managed to get him [Eriksen] back, the question is what happened? And why did it happen?
“This guy had normal tests all the way up to 2019, so how do you explain this cardiac arrest?”
“The fact he is stable and awake, his outlook is going to be very good.