Christian Eriksen

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I googled Eriksen and covid to see if he'd had it in the past and all I got was dozens of news articles about conspiracy theories claiming he had the vaccine days before his collapse, which Inter have had to quash...ffs.

I wonder if players are having antibody tests to determine if they've tested positive at any point without knowing? Any that have should 100% go through more vigorous tests on their hearts.
Problem is the serology tests are quite unreliable and give false negatives all the time - might not hurt to check in this case specifically, but if used to screen players that might instill a false sense of security.
 

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Any news yet on what caused it? Too soon to say if he will play again?
what happens if he has to retire, will he be covered by an insurance policy?
 

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Interesting. I wonder if footballers, or other professional athletes, take out or are provided with long term disability insurance policies. Would insurers even underwrite that sort of risk? @Snowjoe?
There was a footballer for Derry City many years ago, Liam Coyle. He had some amount of injuries. He was told he had to retire and got an insurance pay out. After about 2 years he made a comeback and had to pay the insurance back.

with regards to top level players like C.E I’d be very surprised if there wasn’t an insurance policy both for him & his club
 

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Any news yet on what caused it? Too soon to say if he will play again?
what happens if he has to retire, will he be covered by an insurance policy?
I'd guess he'd almost certainly not play again. I mean, we hardly take concussion as seriously as they do in America, but a heart issue.... no chance. Thuram retired instantly on the back of his diagnosis that I recall, so did an NBA player this year. Obviously, he should be able to active to a reasonable high level, well that's me assuming, but to the absolute elite level, the training required to stay at the top....
 

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Interesting. I wonder if footballers, or other professional athletes, take out or are provided with long term disability insurance policies. Would insurers even underwrite that sort of risk? @Snowjoe?
They’re definitely insured for injury and that sort of thing, I’ve seen a contract for Chelsea before, although didn’t look at it closely enough to see how coverage was applied but I’d be surprised if it didn’t cover him at least until the end of his current contract.
 

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Also, on the insurance thing… is being on Denmark duty going to a create a similar issue to Owen/England/Newcastle?
 

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There was a footballer for Derry City many years ago, Liam Coyle. He had some amount of injuries. He was told he had to retire and got an insurance pay out. After about 2 years he made a comeback and had to pay the insurance back.

with regards to top level players like C.E I’d be very surprised if there wasn’t an insurance policy both for him & his club
I wonder how Inter and the insurers would have valued him at? Inter signed him on a free so knowing Italian clubs they probably put his value down as a pack of fusilli to keep the premiums down.
 

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I wonder how Inter and the insurers would have valued him at? Inter signed him on a free so knowing Italian clubs they probably put his value down as a pack of fusilli to keep the premiums down.
But he wasn’t a free transfer.
 

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But he wasn’t a free transfer.
Damn, just googled it, can't believe Inter paid €20m for him with 6 months left on his contract? Fast forward 18 months and their in a financial mess with their owners.

Shame.
 

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Serie A isn't allowing Eriksen to play with the defibrillator. Dude on the commitee says he would have to have it removed and then be medically cleared.

I think this means Eriksen is moving to a league that allows such a device. I know Blind plays with one for Ajax. EPL allows it too, I believe.
 

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Serie A isn't allowing Eriksen to play with the defibrillator. Dude on the commitee says he would have to have it removed and then be medically cleared.

I think this means Eriksen is moving to a league that allows such a device. I know Blind plays with one for Ajax. EPL allows it too, I believe.
Ah, that sucks. Seems a bit out of touch with how reliable such a device actually is.
 

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Serie A isn't allowing Eriksen to play with the defibrillator. Dude on the commitee says he would have to have it removed and then be medically cleared.

I think this means Eriksen is moving to a league that allows such a device. I know Blind plays with one for Ajax. EPL allows it too, I believe.
Would he pass a medical?

Unfortunately many clubs may pass on the opportunity to sign him.
 

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Wouldn't surprise me if they try to do the dirty on him.
Can his contract be revoked due to medical reasons?
 

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They’re definitely insured for injury and that sort of thing, I’ve seen a contract for Chelsea before, although didn’t look at it closely enough to see how coverage was applied but I’d be surprised if it didn’t cover him at least until the end of his current contract.
That's actually really interesting.. do clubs have this sort of insurance as well? I'd have assumed Clubs were the ones with insurance policies. If you spend big money on a player, you don't want to risk losing them due to a career ending injury in a year.
 

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That's actually really interesting.. do clubs have this sort of insurance as well? I'd have assumed Clubs were the ones with insurance policies. If you spend big money on a player, you don't want to risk losing them due to a career ending injury in a year.
I'm sure everyone is covered these days.
 

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Wouldn't surprise me if they try to do the dirty on him.
Can his contract be revoked due to medical reasons?
As an Inter fan, it would shock me if we tried to pull some trick on him.

During Moratti ownership, the club was extremely supportive to Kanu, Fadiga, and Natalino, a youth player who had just debuted in the senior team, when they were diagnosed serious heart conditions.

Now we've got chinese owners strapped for cash, but the "family" spirit that always characterized the club still lingers, and we have a symbol of Moratti era like Zanetti as vice-president, so I expect the same tact and class with Eriksen.


Re. insurance, what I've heard is that between club insurance and FIFA compensation (since stroke happened with the NT) his wages should be fully covered for next season.
I don't know after that, and I've no idea about any further compensation for the lost player value for the club.
 
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Not quite slightly.He also puts the Danish doctor in a bit of a bad light. Not very collegial.
Well, he has just given them training, and he does clarify the sideline doctors need to treat many different types of injuries. It is clear he is a specialist, and as such, knows much more about the signs and treatment of cardiac arrest than the team doctor would be expected to know.