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The youngster is unsure if he will play again after his miraculous recovery from a cardiac arrest suffered in March in the FA Cup tie against Tottenham at White Hart Lane

By Alberto Pinero

Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba has revealed that he is to undergo tests in the summer to determine his future in the game.

The 24-year-old, whose heart stopped beating for 78 minutes after he collapsed during an FA Cup game in March, miraculously recovery from a cardiac arrest, being released from hospital just a month later.

And now the former Arsenal man has revealed he is set to take tests on his heart to see if he can return to the game.

"I’m doing fine at the moment. I’m working on my recovery every day, but I still have a long way to go" - Fabrice Muamba

Muamba, who was speaking at an event in Madrid, told “I’m meeting the doctors when I return to England to discuss what the next step is. I still have to undergo a number of tests, and we’ll have to wait and see what the results are. It depends on the outcome of those results whether I can return to football again.

“I’m doing fine at the moment. I’m working on my recovery every day, but I still have a long way to go. It’s a great thing to be here, though. I’m enjoying the time with my family, and we’ll see what happens.”

Muamba was in Madrid attending a charity game between former Real Madrid and Manchester United players after being invited by both teams.

The midfielder was given an ovation by the players and crowd after carrying the ball to the centre circle at the start of the match, which he admitted was a brilliant feeling.

He added: “I am very happy to be here at Santiago Bernabeu and feel the affection of the fans. It was a great experience to be part of this. I thank Real Madrid for inviting me here, and want to thank everybody for the warm welcome. They’ve treated me extremely well. I will never forget this day.

“I spoke to [president] Florentino Perez and the players. It was a wonderful evening. I got the chance to speak to a lot of people, with the club president, and with a lot of players. Everybody has given me a wonderful welcome. It’s great to be here and I’m very grateful.”