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My survival is 'more than a miracle' - Muamba

The Bolton footballer also thanked Dr Andrew Deaner for helping to save his life.

Muamba collapased on the pitch during an FA Cup tie against Tottenham.
Muamba collapased on the pitch during an FA Cup tie against Tottenham.

BOLTON PLAYER FABRICE Muamba has described his recovery from the cardiac arrest he suffered against Tottenham last month as “more than a miracle”.

In an interview with The Sun, the player spoke of his battle to survive:

“Someone up there was watching over me. What happened to me was really more than a miracle.

“On the morning of the game I prayed with my father and asked God to protect me – and he didn’t let me down.

“I am walking proof of the power of prayer. For 78 minutes I was dead and even if I lived was expected to have suffered brain damage.”

Speaking about the moment of his collapse, he said he was not feeling particularly unwell in the lead up to the game, and added:

“It wasn’t normal dizziness – it was a kind of surreal feeling like I was running along inside someone else’s body.”

Muamba also paid tribute to Dr Andrew Deaner, who help save his life, saying: “I owe him everything.”

The player has experienced a remarkable recovery since the incident, and was recently discharged from hospital.

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