Cardiologist did not see Eriksen’s heart problems: ‘I don’t know if he can play football again’ European Football Championship

Cardiologist did not see Eriksen's heart problems: 'I don't know if he can play football again' European Football Championship

Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen had no heart problems when he played for Tottenham Hotspur. It has been tested every year in the Premier League club since 2013. The results were “absolutely normal”, says the British cardiologist at the time. However, the doctor doubts whether Eriksen will be able to play football at the highest level again. “He should not be allowed to play in the UK anymore.”




The 29-year-old footballer collapsed in the 42nd minute of the match when he ran down the left side after a throw-in from Denmark. He was revived and taken to hospital. His condition is stable and he is said to be friendly.

Dr. Sanjay Sharma of St George’s University of London said Eriksen had not had any abnormal results in tests since 2013. Despite suspicions that briefly swirled when he saw the international playmaker’s pictures fall out. I thought, ‘Oh my God?’ Is there anything we haven’t seen? “But I checked all the test results and everything looked fine,” Sharma told the British news agency PA Media.

“From the day the club signed him, my job was to check and test him every year. His tests until 2019 were completely normal, with no apparent underlying heart defect. I can confirm that because I did the tests myself.”

good mark

According to Sharma, there can be multiple causes, such as high temperatures or a previously undetected condition. He described the fact that Eriksen regained consciousness in hospital as a “very good sign”. Despite the positive news, the cardiologist is pessimistic about the future of the Danish footballer.

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“They managed to get it back,” Sharma said. The question is what happened and why it happened. This man underwent physical examinations until 2019, so how do you explain this cardiac arrest? The fact that he is stable and awake makes the look very good. But I don’t know if he will play football again.”

Eriksen at Tottenham Hotspur’s training ground in 2019 © Environmental Protection Agency

Sharma has also chaired a group of cardiac experts within the English Football Association. In the UK, the rules are strict in this type of situation. It may sound blunt: but Eriksen died for a few minutes. Would medical professionals risk letting him die again? “The answer is no,” Sharma says firmly.

career end

He wonders if Eriksen should take a risk. The good news is that he will live. The bad news is that he may have reached the end of his career. He is no longer allowed to play in the UK. We are very strict about that.”

Eriksen himself has reported optimistically once again in the collective application of his current club, Italian national champion Internazionale. Club coach Giuseppe Marotta said in front of the camera that he is much better Sky Sports. He reassured the team and said he would be back soon.

After the drama, fans chanted for Eriksen.


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