Muamba Discharged From Hospital

  • April 16, 2012 | By Chris Mann
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Fabrice Muamba has been discharged from hospital, one month after suffering a cardiac arrest whilst playing in an FA Cup tie for Bolton Wanderers.

Muamba collapsed to the ground after 41 minutes of Wanderers' game at Tottenham Hotspur on March 17th and was rushed to the London Chest Hospital, where his heart eventually began beating after 78 minutes of emergency treatment.

With the news of his discharge becoming public, a spokesman for Barts Health NHS Trust said: "Barts Health can confirm that Fabrice Muamba has now been discharged following several weeks of treatment. All our staff wish him the very best in his ongoing recovery."

Muamba has also spoken publically for the first time since the incident, praising the work was carried out by staff at the London Chest Hospital.

"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 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.

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

Wanderers boss Owen Coyle has also had his say on the positive news, urging the media to respect the 24-year-old's privacy.

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

Meanwhile, match-worn shirts from the tie between Spurs and Bolton have raised a total of £22,000, which will be donated to The London Chest Hospital, The London Ambulance Service, The British Heart Foundation, Pan Africa Heart Foundation and C.R.Y. - Cardiac Risk in the Young.

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