By Chris Wright
Six months after suffering a cardiac arrest on the pitch at White Hart Lane, Fabrice Muamba has announced that he has retired from the game on the advice of his doctors at the age of 24.
Muamba told the official Bolton website:
“Football has been my life since I was a teenage boy and it has given me so many opportunities. Above all else, I love the game and count myself very lucky to have been able to play at the highest level.
“While the news is devastating, I have much to be thankful for. I thank God that I am alive and I pay tribute once again to the members of the medical team who never gave up on me.”
“Since suffering my heart attack and being discharged from hospital, I have remained