Fabrice Muamba Discharged From London Chest Hospital

The Huffington Post UK  |  By Posted: 16/04/2012 15:57 Updated: 16/04/2012 16:24

Fabrice Muamba has been discharged from the London Chest Hospital a month after suffering a cardiac arrest.

The Bolton midfielder was admitted to the north London hospital on 17 March, after he collapsed during an FA Cup quarter-final against Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

An Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) has been inserted under the 24-year-old's collarbone to protect him should he have another cardiac arrest.

Ex-England Under-21 international Muamba will be moved 200 miles for ongoing treatment at the Alexandra Hospital in Cheadle, Greater Manchester, closer to his Lancashire home.

In a statement released by Bolton, 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.

Muamba's wife tweeted her joy:


Shauna Muamba
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen - Hebrew 11:1. God was and always is in control ☺

"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."

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

"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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