Inter midfielder Christian Eriksen has met with the club’s directors, staff and players to update his colleagues on his condition.
The 29-year-old suffered a cardiac arrest on the field in Denmark’s opening Euro 2020 fixture against Finland in June and has since worked closely with doctors in Copenhagen who have fitted him with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator.
For the first time since that incident, Eriksen returned to Milan on Wednesday morning. Inter confirmed on their website that the Denmark star arrived at the Suning Training Centre to meet with the club’s hierarchy and his teammates to update them on his situation.
“This morning Christian Eriksen paid a visit to the Suning Training Centre in Appiano Gentile,” the statement read.
“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.
“He will now follow the recovery programme 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.”
Eriksen is in a tough situation as it stands. Despite the fact he is in an excellent physical and mental state and does not want to retire from football following his collapse at the European Championship, he will not be permitted to return to the field in Italy while he still has the ICD fitted, due to Serie A health and safety regulations.
It is believed, however, that the recovery and rehabilitation programme given to him by his doctors in Copenhagen could determine whether the 29-year-old can go without the ICD and, if so, return to action for I Nerazzurri.