Denmark key man Christian Eriksen who suddenly collapsed at the opening match of group B in EURO 2020 this weekend faces a doutful footballing future. He reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest which could prevent Inter Milan man from returning to the pitch. Such hypothesis has been stated by Professor Sanjay Sharma, professor of sports cardiology at London's St George's University. He was working with the Dane during his time in Tottenham.
"This guy had normal tests all the way up to 2019 so how do you explain this cardiac arrest? Without putting it too bluntly, he died today, albeit for a few minutes, but he did die and would the medical professional allow him to die again? The answer is no. The good news is he will live, the bad news is he was coming to the end of his career, so would he play another professional football game, that I can't say. In the UK he wouldn't play. We'd be very strict about it."
Regarding the bleak of his future footballing career, Dr Scott Murray, a notable NHS consultant cardiologist specialising in prevention of heart problems, seems to agree with his fellow Dr.Sharma. He believes that what happened to the former Ajax man will likely lead to the end of his stint in Serie A since Italy has been well-known for their record of preventing cardiac arrests in football, with impressive record of reducing the death of cardiac arrest in sport from three to one percent for 20 years.
"It probably is (the end of his career) for him. The Italians stop people participating in sport if they are found to have a significant cardiac abnormality, it's in their law.", added Dr.Murray.
The 29-year old midfielder was seen to have been uncouncious on the pitch just before half time in the middle of the group B opener in EURO 2020 between Denmark and Finland in Parken Stadium, Copenhahen. He was immediately taken to the hospital. The match itself was suspended for a few minutes and eventually resumed after receiving confirmed news about Eriksen's stable condition and fact that he is already awake.
Christian Eriksen has been named in Denmark senior squad since 2010 when he was still 18 years of age, the youngest one after the legend Michael Laudrup. His creative midfielder has played in fourth major international tournaments, World Cup 2010 and 2018 plus EURO 2012 beside the current one this year. The former Spurs man has made 109 caps and scored 36 goals. This season he slowly began to make a crucial impact while helping Inter win their first Serie A title to end Juventus' domination in the top flight for nine years.