Bolton news

Muamba thanks fans for support

April 28, 2012

Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba has taken to his Twitter account for the first time since his cardiac arrest to thank fans for their support.

Fabrice Muamba t-shirts
GettyImagesBolton players sported training tops with Muamba's name and number before the game

Muamba, who was unconscious for three days after collapsing on the pitch during his team's FA Cup quarter-final match against Tottenham last month, has stunned medical professionals with his recovery.

And, after a surge of support from around the globe, the midfielder has written on his Twitter account: "Thank u so much 4 ur prayers,love and support. Good 2 be back on twitter. Hoping £BWFC pick up 3pts today, come on lads we can do this.''

Muamba's heart stopped beating naturally for 78 minutes after his cardiac arrest on March 17 at White Hart Lane.

While he was recovering at the London Chest Hospital, his fiance Shauna Magunda reassured Muamba's many fans by posting a photograph of the smiling footballer on his Twitter page.

Before Saturday, the last message Muamba had written himself on Twitter was on the day of his collapse, when he said he was just reaching the London football stadium.

The devout Christian was fit enough to walk out of hospital just a month after his ordeal, although it is not yet known if he will play professional football again.