Fabrice Muamba has not ruled out playing football again

If I can come back from the dead then I can do anything, says Muamba as he dreams of return to football

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06:38 GMT, 23 April 2012

Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba says he has not ruled out playing for Bolton again if he makes a full recovery from his shock cardiac arrest.

The midfielder was discharged from the London Chest Hospital last week and has stunned doctors by after making a miraculous recovery and was fit enough to walk out of hospital just a month after the ordeal.

And while he says he finds it difficult to walk any distance without feeling tired, he says he will not rule out playing professional football again.

Making a recovery: Fabrice Muamba with Dr Andrew Deaner, left, and Dr Sam Mohiddin

Making a recovery: Fabrice Muamba with Dr Andrew Deaner, left, and Dr Sam Mohiddin

He has been building his fitness by taking short walks with his fiancee Shauna Magunday.

He told The Sun: 'A few months ago I would think nothing of running miles, but now I'm tired after a 20-minute walk around the block,' he said.

On the mend: Fabrice Muamba says walking five paces felt like running a marathon

On the mend: Fabrice Muamba says walking five paces felt like running a marathon

'But
now I'm making progress. It's too early to say whether I'll play
football professionally again but I have great faith in God and I have
hope, so who knows If I can come back from the dead then perhaps I can
achieve anything.'

The Premier League star's heart stopped beating naturally for 78 minutes after he collapsed in a heap during Bolton's FA Cup quarter-final at Tottenham Hotspur on March 17.

Scare: Mumaba is treated on the pitch at White Hart Lane

Scare: Mumaba is treated on the pitch at White Hart Lane

Miracle man: Muamba has not ruled out playing football again

Miracle man: Muamba has not ruled out playing football again

He was unconscious for three days
despite feeling 'particularly fit' before the incident, and awoke to
find he could only manage a handful of paces when he was helped to his
feet.

He added: 'I couldn't believe how wrecked I felt.

'I only managed about five paces from my bed, but felt like I'd just run the London marathon.

'It was a shock feeling like that because I've trained hard all my adult life and like to think I'm in very good shape.'

The devout Christian, 24, said of making
his first steps: 'Once I was on my feet for the first time I felt like a
toddler again – like my three-year-old son Joshua.

'I could barely put
one foot in front of the other and had to be carried back to my bed –
but it was a start.'