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Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 04/16/2012

Fabrice Muamba released from hospital, a month after suffering cardiac arrest

Fabrice Muamba, flanked by his doctors, Andrew Deaner (left) and Sam Mohiddin. (Reuters)
Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba was discharged from the London Chest Hospital, where he’d a patient since his heart stopped during a match a month ago.

Muamba, who turned 24 on April 6, was in cardiac arrest for 78 minutes after collapsing during a March 17 FA Cup game.

“I am naturally very pleased to be discharged from hospital,” he said in a statement released by the hospital. “I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to every single member of staff who played a part in my care.

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

It is not yet known whether Muamba will be able to resume his playing career.

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