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The Bolton midfielder is hopeful he can return to his playing career but is currently in Belgium for a minor procedure.

Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba is set to undergo another heart surgery but remains hopeful he will be able to return to the game.

The 24-year-old has traveled to Belgium where he is due to have more treatment and a ‘minor but necessary procedure’.

The midfielder suffered a cardiac arrest in March during an FA Cup tie against Tottenham, when his heart stopped beating for 78 minutes, but he has since made a good recovery and even admitted to playing football recently while on holiday.

Since then Muamba has been monitored daily and has had a device implanted in his chest which would restart his heart should it fail again.

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