Christian Eriksen may not be able to kick the round leather ever again after the 29-year-old collapsed on the pitch during Denmark's Euro 2020 match with Finland on Saturday afternoon.
Also, Italy may ban the Inter Milan player from competing again if he has suffered a cardiac arrest, according to a leading cardiologist.
Dr Scott Murray, a leading NHS consultant cardiologist specialising in prevention of heart problems, claims Italy pride themselves on their record of preventing cardiac arrests in football – so the Danish player's problems will likely spell the end of his time in Serie A.
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He told the MailOnline: ‘It probably is (the end of his career) for him. The Italians stop people participating in sport if they are found to have a significant cardiac abnormality, it's in law.
‘They've been doing that for a long time, beyond 20 years and they've reduced the death rates from cardiac arrests in sport from beyond 3 per cent down to below one per cent.'
The Denmark captain was admitted to hospital and the Danish FA confirmed that he was awake, conscious and his agent Michael Schoots confirmed that he was able to speak and talk whilst receiving more checks.
Eriksen will now face an uncertain future with regards to his playing career, with Dr Murray going through what the Inter star will now face in his hospital checks in terms of why the incident happened and what happens now.
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