Bolton’s midfielder Fabrice Muamba has been discharge from the hospital. The 24-year-old was “technically dead for 78 minutes” after suffering a cardiac arrest and collapsing in a game against Tottenham on 17 March and had been in hospital since then.
Muamba collapsed after 41 minutes of the FA Cup quarter-final tie with Spurs last month and was given mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and 15 defibrillator shocks before he was rushed to the intensive care unit of the heart attack centre at the London Chest Hospital.
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“I am naturally very pleased to be discharged from hospital,” he said.
“I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to every single member of staff who played a part in my care.”
Muamba, pictured with Dr Andrew Deaner and Dr Sam Mohiddin of the Barts Health NHS Trust on his discharge, said: “Their dedication, professionalism and expertise is simply amazing and I will forever be in their debt. I also wish to say thank you to all the many well-wishers who have sent thousands of messages of support.”