EXCLUSIVE: Muamba to have heart device fitted to enable sensational playing comeback
Published 22:30 10/04/12 By Alan Nixon
Fabrice Muamba will be fitted with a special heart device to help him in his bid to make a Bolton Wanderers comeback.
Midfielder Muamba is having a mini defibrillator inserted in a minor operation before leaving the London Chest hospital - and heading home with an eye on starting training.
Muamba's medical team are putting in the 'inobtrusive' gadget as a back-up in case he is hit by the same problem that cause his cardiac arrest at Tottenham last month.
The experts have assessed Muamba since the incident - when he was brought back to life after being clinically dead for 78 minutes - and are giving him the extra security in case the trouble happens again.
Muamba's general health is excellent, with the powerful state of his vital organs one of the reasons why he survived the life-threatening ordeal at White Hart Lane.
The minor surgery includes the device being fitted underneath the skin, usually on the side at the armpit. But it will not stop Muamba from playing again.
Muamba is expected to return to his home in the north west before the weekend - as Mirror Sport revealed - and Bolton have been told he can resume training soon after.