Muamba continues recovery

Bolton Wanderers footballer Fabrice Muamba, who suffered a cardiac arrest during a game, was released from hospital a month after his heart attack.

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Fabrice Muamba reveals holiday kickabout

Fabrice Muamba received an Honorary Degree from Bolton University last month. Credit: PA

Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba has revealed he took part in an impromptu game of football while on holiday in May, two months after collapsing during an FA Cup tie against Tottenham with a cardiac arrest.

Muamba told CNN:

"I was on holiday and I was staying in a hotel and there were quite a few footballers in the hotel as well. The staff of the hotel usually play against the visitor so I was by the pool and I heard they were playing football," he said.

"Then I went across and saw other footballers playing and I told my friends and Shauna - I told her 'I am sorry but I am going to play football'. She goes 'are you sure?' and I say 'yes' and I just went in there."

Fabrice Muamba's 'hardest day since leaving hospital'

Bolton Wanderers footballer Fabrice Muamba says today has been his "hardest day" since leaving hospital.

The star's heart stopped beating naturally for 78 minutes after he collapsed during Bolton's FA Cup quarter-final at Tottenham Hotspur on March 17.

He left hospital one month later, with doctors calling his recovery "a miracle."


Muamba's son cried 'daddy is frozen' after footballer collapsed

Fabrice Muamba's young son cried out "daddy is frozen" as he saw him collapse on TV during a football match as he suffered cardiac arrest.

Bolton players look on after Fabrice Muamba collapsed during a match against Tottenham Credit: REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

The Bolton Wanderers midfielder's fiancee, Shauna Magunda, told The Sun about the moment she and three-year-old Joshua saw the Premier League star collapse.

She said: "Joshua seemed to think his dad was playing. The reaction of the fans and other players told me something was seriously wrong. People were crying and chanting Fabrice's name.

"Then my phone started ringing. Fabrice's agent got through to me and confirmed my worst fear - his heart had stopped beating."

Muamba: 'If I can come back from the dead, I can achieve anything'

Fabrice Muamba says taking his first steps after his heart attack made him feel "like a toddler again". Credit: NHS Trust

Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba has revealed he could only walk five paces after regaining consciousness following his shock cardiac arrest.

The star's heart stopped beating naturally for 78 minutes after he collapsed during Bolton's FA Cup quarter-final at Tottenham Hotspur on March 17.

He told The Sun: "I couldn't believe how wrecked I felt.

"I only managed about five paces from my bed, but felt like I'd just run the London marathon.

"It was a shock feeling like that because I've trained hard all my adult life and like to think I'm in very good shape."

"But now I'm making progress. It's too early to say whether I'll play football professionally again but I have great faith in God and I have hope, so who knows?

"If I can come back from the dead then perhaps I can achieve anything."


Muamba's release "almost a miracle," says cardiologist

A leading cardiologist has described Fabrice Muamba's release from hospital as "almost a miracle".

Dr Iqbal Malik, cardiologist at Hammersmith Hospital, said:

It's almost a miracle that he's come through and it appears that he is unscathed by it all. The fact that he was smiling, walking out of hospital and seemed to be communicating perfectly normally is fantastic news and nearly miraculous."

Bolton manager says 'club is delighted' by Muamba's leaving hospital

Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle outside the London Chest Hospital Credit: Reuters/Ki Price

Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle has said that "everyone in the club is delighted" by news that footballer Fabrice Muamba has been discharged from hospital. Mr Coyle said:

"We would also like to add our thanks to the staff at The London Chest Hospital for their care and treatment of Fabrice, which has been outstanding.

"It is important that Fabrice and his family are now given time and space to be together, and we would ask the media to continue to respect their privacy.”

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