– Phil Gartside, Bolton Chairman
To have Fabrice here and with us is truly amazing and we are all very thankful for that.
We are all hugely disappointed that Fabrice will be unable to return to his playing career but we have to be guided by the medical recommendations and the best interests of Fabrice.
The most important thing is that Fabrice and his family have the rest of their lives ahead of them.
Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba is to retire from football on medical grounds. It comes five months after he suffered a cardiac arrest which almost claimed his life.