Christian Eriksen returns to the Premier League just seven months after suffering a cardiac arrest while playing for Denmark at Euro 2020
Christian Eriksen has signed a six-month contract with Brentford, marking his amazing return to the Premier League just seven months after suffering a heart attack.
Eriksen departed Inter Milan by mutual consent in December when the Italian medical authorities stopped him from playing in Serie A owing to a restriction limiting the use of an implanted cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) device he had installed.
The ICD was implanted after the 29-year-old experienced a cardiac attack during Denmark’s Euro 2020 match versus Finland in Copenhagen. He has passed all of the necessary medical tests and is cleared to return to football.
Eriksen had been training in southern Switzerland before joining Brentford, and he boosted up his preparations for a return last week by working with his previous club Ajax. Eriksen was still in the Netherlands when the trade was finalised.
Eriksen joins Brentford, where he has a strong Danish connection. Boss Thomas Frank, who trained Eriksen as Denmark U17 coach 13 years ago, as well as international teammates Christian Norgaard and Mathias Jensen, are among those who are familiar to the midfielder.
Eriksen will not make his Brentford debut against Everton in the FA Cup on Saturday because he had to delay his arrival in London to comply with Covid entrance requirements. He was only recently vaccinated and must wait 14 days to avoid being quarantined for 10 days in the UK.
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