Premier League - Muamba leaves hospital

Mon, 16 Apr 15:49:00 2012

Bolton's Fabrice Muamba has been discharged from the London Chest Hospital less than a month after collapsing on the pitch during a match.

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The midfielder, who was kept alive artificially for 78 minutes following a cardiac arrest during the FA Cup quarter-final against Tottenham at White Hart Lane on March 17, has since made an astonishing recovery.

In a joint statement with the Barts Health NHS Trust, Muamba said: "I am naturally very pleased to be discharged from hospital and would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to every single member of staff at The London Chest Hospital who have played a part in my care.

"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.

"Now I am out of hospital, I am looking forward to continuing my recovery and spending precious time with my family."

The former England Under-21 international will continue his recovery at home, and there is no timetable for when or if the 24-year-old will return to football.

"It is absolutely fantastic news that Fabrice has been discharged from hospital and everyone at the club is delighted," his manager Owen Coyle added.

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