Christian Eriksen appeared to be in high spirits as he joined his wife Sabrina Kvist Jensen in pushing their children’s pushchairs in Milan on Wednesday.
The Danish footballer, 29, cut a low-key figure in a grey crew-neck T-shirt, which he combined with a pair of navy shorts.
Fans will no doubt be pleased to see Christian’s happy and healthy appearance after he sent shockwaves around the sporting world when he suffered cardiac arrest on the pitch during Denmark’s opening Euro 2020 match with Finland in June.
Emerging: Christian Eriksen appeared to be in high spirits as he joined his wife Sabrina Kvist Jensen in pushing their children’s pushchairs in Milan on Wednesday
Ever-cool, he hung the arms of his aviator shades from his neckline while donning a pair of black trainers featuring a white sole. He kept the sun out of his face with an onyx baseball cap and had slung his right arm through the straps of his facemask.
Meanwhile his hairdresser wife, 27, donned a chic white beach dress and wore her sandy tresses in a middle parting.
They are currently enjoying a sun-soaked holiday in the Italian city following news of a pivotal medical examination in Denmark next month which will determine whether the Inter Milan midfielder can return to the game, according to reports.
Christian collapsed during Denmark’s opening Euro 2020 match with Finland in Copenhagen in June after suffering a cardiac arrest, before being revived on the pitch via urgent CPR treatment.
Looking good: Ever-cool, he hung the arms of his aviator shades from his neckline while donning a pair of black trainers featuring a white sole
After he was stabilised upon reaching hospital on the night of the incident, Christian was fitted with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) in his chest to regulate his heartbeat, but his career in football has been plunged into doubt.
Italian law states that no person can play sport at any level if they have any significant heart abnormalities, with the country’s football governing body revealing in July that Christian would need the ICD removed in order to play again.
Christian returned to Inter’s training ground last month for the first time since his cardiac arrest to undergo medical checks, with the Italian champions revealing the player ‘is in excellent physical and mental condition’.
And according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Christian will have a check-up in a month’s time to determine whether the ICD, which sends an electrical pulse to correct irregular rhythms, must stay permanently in his chest or can be removed.
Worrying: Christian reportedly faces a vital medical exam in Denmark next month to determine whether he can play football again
The report says the Danish doctors are in constant communication with the Inter Milan medical team over whether the player, who is relaxing with his family in Milan, could return to training.
Christian could reportedly take part in individual training and even play football in a Danish sports facility while he waits for the results, in a bid to stay fit should he be granted permission to return to Italy.
The midfielder went to ground unchallenged mid-way through the match on June 12 in Copenhagen and received immediate CPR treatment from medical staff.
The match was suspended just after 6pm that evening and Christian was seen sitting upright whilst being stretchered off with an oxygen mask on his mouth just minutes later.
Shock: The midfielder suffered a cardiac arrest during Denmark’s Euro 2020 tie with Finland in June
Frustrating: Christian will not be allowed to play in Italy under law while he has a defibrillator in his chest
He was admitted to hospital before the Danish FA confirmed that he was awake and conscious, while his agent Michael Schoots revealed later that evening that he was able to speak and talk whilst receiving more checks.
The Denmark players then decided to finish off the match after hearing the news of Christian’s recovery. Christian was released from hospital on June 18 after six days of hospital treatment, which saw him being fitted with the ICD.
Italian FA’s technical scientific committee member Francesco Braconaro revealed the removal of the defibrillator would demonstrate Christian has no further heart problems, hence why the meeting in Denmark next month is so vital.
Miracle: The Denmark star needed urgent CPR on the pitch and was brought back to life in Copenhagen
Braconaro told Radio Kiss Kiss in July: ‘Christian Eriksen cannot be given the all-clear to play in Italy.
‘If the player has the defibrillator removed, therefore confirming the pathology can be resolved, then he can return to play for Inter.’
Danish team doctor Morten Boesen, who helped treat Christian after his collapse, said after the player’s release from hospital on June 18: ‘This device is necessary after a cardiac attack due to rhythm disturbances.
‘Christian has accepted the solution and the plan has been confirmed by specialists nationally and internationally who all recommend the same treatment.’
Thumbs up: Christian now has a implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) to control his heart rhythm
In August, Christian touched base with Inter for the first time since his ordeal, with the Italians releasing an image of the Dane at their Suning Training Center on Wednesday, before providing an update on Eriksen’s wellbeing.
The club’s statement read: ‘This morning Christian Eriksen went to the Suning Training Center in Appiano Gentile.
‘The Danish midfielder met the club directors, the coach, team-mates and all of the staff present. Christian is doing well and he is in excellent physical and mental shape.
‘Christian will follow the recovery program proposed by the Danish doctors in Copenhagen, who will coordinate all the clinical follow-up, always keeping the medical staff of FC Internazionale Milano informed.’
The Danish midfielder returned to Inter Milan’s training ground in the first week of August