Muamba thanks London Chest Hospital staff for speedy recovery

London, Apr 17: Bolton Wanderers ace footballer Fabrice Muamba, who suffered a cardiac arrest during the FA Cup tie at Tottenham, has thanked the medical staff at the London Chest Hospital after he was discharged from the hospital.

The midfielder, 24, whose heart stopped working for 78 minutes after his collapse at White Hart Lane on March 17, is understood to have had a device fitted at the London Chest Hospital that releases an electrical charge if it detects a heart malfunction similar to the one he suffered.

Muamba is now expected to return to his family home in Cheshire.

He said: “I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to every single member of staff at the London Chest Hospital.

“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’m out of hospital, I’m looking forward to continuing my recovery and spending precious time with my family.”

Muamba made a remarkable recovery, but there is no timescale on a possible return to training, with Bolton determined to allow the player to spend time with his family and regain strength and fitness gradually, The Telegraph reports. (ANI)