Christian Eriksen is not allowed to play with an internal defibrillator in Serie A, a doctor from the Italian Football Association said on Thursday.

The Dane from Internazionale suffered a cardiac arrest during the European Championship, on which an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) was fitted.

However, the rules state that players are not allowed to play with an ICD box in Serie A, according to Francesco Braconaro, member of the technical scientific committee of the Italian football association FIGC.

"Christian Eriksen cannot be fully approved to play in Italy," Braconaro told Italian radio station

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"If the player has the defibrillator removed and proves through a specialist that he is physically well again, he can play for Inter again."

Eriksen, 29, suffered a cardiac arrest on June 12 during the European Championship match between Denmark and Finland in Copenhagen.

He was resuscitated on the field and then taken to hospital.

A few days later, he informed him that he was doing well.

In Italy, the rules for players with an ICD box are stricter than in the Netherlands, for example.

For example, Daley Blind, who was affected by heart problems last summer, can simply play in the Eredivisie.

Eriksen has been playing for Internazionale since January last year, which took him over from Tottenham Hotspur for 27 million euros.

After a rough start, the playmaker had an important part in the first league title since 2010 for the club from Milan last season.

It is not yet clear what Internazionale will do with Eriksen.

At his appointment, the new trainer Simone Inzaghi said that he is welcome.