Fabrice Muamba's Retirement.
On August 15th, Bolton Wanderers star Fabrice Muamba officially announces his retirement from professional football after the health risks became too high.
Following Muamba's Cardiac arrest at White Hart Lane in the FA Cup competition, he made an astonishingly quick recovery, and is almost back to full fitness. However, despite his recovery, on the back of medical advice, Muamba has retired from football.
Muamba began his footballing career with the Arsenal Youth Academy, before turning professional in 2005. He made his Arsenal Debut in the League Cup, but only made one other appearance for the club after that. Following a loan spell at Birmingham City, he made the loan move permanent. In his time at Birmingham City, he made more than 70 appearances, as well as his England U-21's debut.
Bolton Wanderer's number 6 made this statement on August 15th:
"Since suffering my heart attack and being discharged from hospital, I have remained utterly positive in the belief I could one day resume my playing career and play for Bolton Wanderers once again. As part of my on-going recovery, last week I travelled to Belgium to seek further medical advice from a leading cardiologist. But the news I received was obviously not what I had hoped it would be and it means I am now announcing my retirement from professional football. Football has been my life since I was a teenage boy and it has given me so many opportunities. Above all else, I love the game and count myself very lucky to have been able to play at the highest level. While the news is devastating, I have much to be thankful for. I thank God that I am alive and I pay tribute once again to the members of the medical team who never gave up on me. I would also like to thank everyone who has supported me throughout my career, and the Bolton fans who have been incredible. I am blessed to have the support of my family and friends at this time."747098