Christian Eriksen begins training with club ahead of potential comeback

Christian Eriksen has begun training in Denmark ahead of a potential comeback.

The 29-year-old has spent several months recovering after he suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch during Denmark’s match against Finland at Euro 2020 in June.

The midfielder required surgery to have an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) fitted, but he is not allowed to play for his current club Inter unless he has it removed due to the medical rules in Italian football.

Eriksen would be allowed to continue his career outside of Serie A and he has been linked with a return to his former club Ajax.

According to BT in Denmark, Eriksen has been using the facilities at his former academy club Odense Boldklub (OB) and has been working one-on-one with a personal trainer to improve his fitness.

Eriksen trained on Wednesday and took part in a combination of cardio work and drills with the football, including a shooting exercise.

‘We are really happy that Christian Eriksen is keeping in shape right now on our pitches,’ OB’s sporting director Michael Hemmingsen told BT.

‘We have kept in touch with Christian since he left OB, and therefore we are happy that he asked us if he could train in Adalen.’

Eriksen, who spent seven seasons of his career with Tottenham, could also return to the Premier League if he receives medical clearance.

‘With regard to Christian Eriksen playing in England, it is impossible to comment on his individual circumstances without knowledge of his condition and the risks associated with it. As always, any assessment would be on an individual basis,’ an FA spokesperson told PA last month.

‘In England, any player that has an abnormal cardiac screen or who develops a cardiac problem would be assessed by a sports cardiologist.

‘We would expect the sports cardiologist to be a member of The FA Cardiac Consensus Panel, a group of experienced sports cardiologists who advise The FA with regard to these issues and provide consultation and screening expertise for our cardiac screening programmes in professional football.

‘This would also be done in association with the team doctor who usually looks after them. The cardiologist would look at the individual circumstances and the risk surrounding the player and they would make a decision on whether the player could continue to play or should stop.’

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