The governing body of football in Denmark, Danish Football Union (DBU) has announced that Danish star Christian Eriksen, who suffered a cardiac arrest during his country’s Euro 2020 opener last weekend, will have a heart defibrillator implanted.
The Inter Milan midfielder collapsed and required CPR during Denmark’s game against Finland in Copenhagen where he remains in hospital.
The Danish football body on Thursday said in a statement on Twitter: “After Christian has been through different heart examinations it has been decided that he should have an ICD (heart starter),”.
“This device is necessary after a cardiac attack due to rhythm disturbances,” it added.
DBU provided no details on the player’s future career.
Players, such as Dutchman Daley Blind, have been able to resume their careers after being fitted with the device, which controls and regulates the heart rate.
The announcement of the medical procedure comes hours before the kick-off to Denmark’s next match against Belgium, where a tribute to the Danish number 10 is scheduled to take place in the 10th minute of the match.