Fabrice Muamba out of hospital
Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba has paid tribute to the London Chest Hospital staff after being discharged.
The 24-year-old was technically ‘dead’ for 78 minutes after suffering a cardiac arrest and collapsing in a game against Tottenham on March 17 and had been in hospital since then.
“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.”
And in a joint press release issued by the Trust and his club, the midfielder continued: “Now I am out of hospital, I am looking forward to continuing my recovery and spending precious time with my family.”
Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle said: “It is absolutely fantastic news that Fabrice has been discharged from hospital and everyone at the club is delighted. (BBC)