Muamba savours Reebok return
Fabrice Muamba was overcome by emotion as he returned to Bolton for the first time since his cardiac arrest.
The Bolton midfielder was given a huge ovation as he was introduced to the crowd prior to Wednesday night's Barclays Premier League game against Tottenham at the Reebok Stadium, in tears as he acknowledged applause from all sides of the ground in a poignant tribute. The 24-year-old has made a remarkable recovery since collapsing on the pitch during the FA Cup tie between the same two sides at White Hart Lane on March 17 when his heart stopped beating for 78 minutes. Muamba, who spent a month at the London Chest Hospital before being discharged a fortnight ago told Sky Sports: "This is a special place, the support has been overwhelming and I am just grateful for that. "I am okay, I am getting stronger every day. I am happy to be back. I am just happy to be able to speak to people again and walk freely. "I am very happy and very excited for today's game and I am happy that I came." Asked about the support he has received, he said: "It helps me every single day. I still have six or seven boxes of cards to go through and I am grateful for that. It stays in my mind every single day."