Muamba set to play again in six months

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BOLTON mid­fielder Fabrice Muamba could be back play­ing foot­ball within six months, ac­cord­ing to a lead­ing heart ex­pert.

Muamba was sent home from the London Chest Hospi­tal on Mon­day, al­most a month to the day af­ter he suf­fered a car­diac ar­rest at White Hart Lane.

It took 78 min­utes for the for­mer Eng­land Un­der21 in­ter­na­tional’s heart to start beat­ing again, but his re­cov­ery since then has been re­mark­able.

And Dr Richard Cooke, a con­sul­tant car­di­ol­o­gist said: “It would seem highly likely that he would have had a de­fib­ril­la­tor put in.

“There are a num­ber of foot­ballers who do play with them, so from a heart per­spec­tive there is no rea­son why he couldn’t re­sume his pro­fes­sional foot­ball ca­reer.”

The shirts worn in that game raised £22,000 for three char­i­ties and the London Chest Hospi­tal.

TAR­GET: Sig­urds­son

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