Former Birmingham midfielder Fabrice Muamba has been forced to retire from football on medical advice.
The 24-year-old collapsed during an FA Cup at Tottenham Hotspur in March and was clinically dead for around eighty minutes. Millions of television viewers watched as the medics attempted to revive the midfielder in the middle of the pitch.
In a statement on their website the club have confirmed that the decision has been made on the recommendation of his medical team, and following extensive consultations with leading cardiologists both in the UK and Europe.
Curtis Codrington, who says he is a friend of Fabrice Muamba and is followed by the player on Twitter, says the Bolton midfielder is "speaking and moving" following his cardiac arrest during the FA Cup quarter-final match against Tottenham on Saturday.