The Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba has described his recovery from a massive cardiac arrest as "more than a miracle"
Speaking to The Sun, the devout Christian revealed that he asked God to protect him before the FA Cup quarter-final at Tottenham Hotspur on March 17. He said:
Muamba's heart stopped beating naturally for 78 minutes after he collapsed in an unconscious heap during the game.
He revealed he was feeling "focused", "sharp" and "particularly fit" in the lead up to the game. But 41 minutes into the first half the player started to feel dizzy and began seeing double before collapsing to the turf.
The former England Under-21 said that he owed his life to the quick thinking of a doctor and Tottenham fan who leapt from his seat in the crowd and rushed on to the pitch.
Dr Andrew Deaner (pictured above) battled to keep him alive in the time before the ambulance arrived. Muamba was released from the London Chest Hospital on Monday April 16th almost exactly a month after he was admitted.
The Sun reports that he has already kicked a football and hopes to be able to play again.