Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba was finally discharged from hospital on Monday following his recovery from a cardiac arrest on the pitch.

Muamba was left fighting for his life after collapsing during the first half of Bolton's FA Cup quarterfinal at Tottenham on March 17, which was subsequently abandoned.

The Kinshasa-born star's heart stopped for 78 minutes as medics battled to keep him alive at the stadium and then in 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 staff member of the London Chest Hospital who have played a part in my care,” he said in a statement. — AFP

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