Danish midfielder, Christian Eriksen is unlikely to play football again after suffering a cardiac arrest, according to cardiologist Professor Sanjay.
Eriksen collapsed during a Euro 2020 game on Saturday and received Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the field before he was transported on a stretcher to a nearby hospital. Read more…
Professor Sanjay Sharma who was Eriksen’s cardiologist at Tottenham Hotspur, says the player may have come to the very end of his football career.
He stated that it would be medically wrong to allow Eriksen play professional football again after what happened to him on the pitch.
In the “UK he wouldn’t play,” he said. “We’d be very strict about it.”
“I’m very pleased. The fact he’s stable and awake, his outlook is going to be very good,” he told the PA news agency.
“I don’t know whether he’ll ever play football again.
“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.”