D-day looming for Muamba's career with miracle man set to meet specialist
22:17 GMT, 2 August 2012
Fabrice Muamba will visit a specialist in Belgium next week to find out whether he could continue his career in professional football.
The Bolton Wanderers midfielder, who made a miraculous recovery after his heart stopped for 78 minutes in an FA Cup quarter final match at Tottenham on March 17, has expressed a desire to play again.
Miracle man: Muamba takes part in the Olympic torch relay in Hackney last month
The 24-year-old will visit leading cardiologist Pedro Brugada, who recently performed a minor operation on him, to find out whether his body could stand up again to the rigours of daily training while fitted with a special defibrillator.
Speaking in an interview with Piers Morgan on American news channel CNN, Muamba also revealed he had enjoyed a 'kickabout' with players including Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson and Sunderland's Kieran Richardson during a recent visit to Dubai. He said: 'It felt great.'