Eriksen returns to Inter Milan following cardiac arrest
Christian Eriksen (FC Internazionale) during an Italian football Serie A match. IPA

Christian Eriksen returns to Inter Milan for first time since cardiac arrest

Per Andrew Cesare Richardson of ESPN, midfielder Christian Eriksen has returned to Italy and Serie A club Inter Milan for the first time since he suffered his cardiac arrest in Denmark's UEFA European Championship opener on June 12. 

Eriksen met with Inter director Beppe Marotta and is undergoing tests after he had successful surgery to have a defibrillator implanted in June. It's not yet publicly known what caused his cardiac arrest, and Italian football guidelines could prohibit him from ever again competing in Serie A. The 29-year-old is expected to remain sidelined for at least an additional six months but could be cleared to resume his career in England or the Netherlands per their rules. 

Eriksen collapsed while featuring for his national team versus Finland and was resuscitated via CPR and a defibrillator. He was hospitalized but later able to visit with Denmark teammates before he journeyed home to continue his recovery. 

Shortly after the terrifying incident, the English Premier League announced it would be funding Automated External Defibrillators for over 2,000 sites at grassroots football clubs and facilities in the country to help prevent future tragedies from occurring during matches. 

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