Christian Eriksen’s return to the Denmark crew, 9 months after struggling a cardiac arrest enjoying for his nation, can be barely delayed as a result of he has Covid, the federation introduced Sunday.
“Sadly, Christian Eriksen has examined constructive for coronavirus and can due to this fact not be with the lads’s crew on Monday,” the DBU stated on Twitter.
“It’s anticipated that he’ll be capable of be part of the coaching camp through the week” earlier than the 2 pleasant matches in opposition to the Netherlands and Serbia on March 26 and 29.
Christian Eriksen er desværre testet positiv for corona og møder derfor ikke ind med Herrelandsholdet mandag.Det forventes, at han kan støde til lejren i løbet af ugen.#ForDanmark 🇩🇰 pic.twitter.com/y82YN9upff
— Fodboldlandsholdene 🇩🇰 (@dbulandshold) March 20, 2022
The midfielder suffered a cardiac arrest in Denmark’s opening recreation of the European Championships in opposition to Finland in Copenhagen final June 12.
He needed to be resuscitated on the pitch, mendacity unconscious for a number of minutes because the shocked crowd and hundreds of thousands of tv viewers around the globe watched on in horror.
Eriksen spent a number of days in hospital and had a pacemaker implanted to control his heartbeat.
Eriksen terminated his contract with Inter Milan by mutual consent in December as Italian league guidelines bar gamers with pacemakers.
He made his membership comeback on February 26 for English Premier League facet Brentford.
“We’re trying ahead to having him within the crew and hope to have him for the thrilling take a look at matches in opposition to the Netherlands and Serbia,” coach Kasper Hjulmand was quoted as saying within the tweet.
Eriksen has 109 Danish caps and 36 worldwide objectives.
Denmark have certified for the World Cup in Qatar on the finish of the yr. After Eriksen’s cardiac arrest Denmark reached the Euro semi-finals the place they misplaced to England.