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Bolton player to continue recovery at home

Updated: Monday, 16 Apr 2012 22:41 | Comments

Fabrice Muamba has been discharged from hospital
Fabrice Muamba has been discharged from hospital

Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba has been discharged from hospital.

The club and Barts Health NHS Trust announced the 24-year-old had left The London Chest Hospital.

He had been recovering in the east London hospital since suffering a cardiac arrest on the pitch during Bolton's FA Cup tie with Tottenham at White Hart Lane on 17 March.

A spokesman for Barts Health NHS Trust said on Bolton's official website: "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 added: "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."

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