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Four Weeks After Being 'Dead,' Soccer's Fabrice Muamba Leaves Hospital

Fabrice Muamba, center, with cardiologist Dr. Andrew Deaner (left) and cardiologist Dr. Sam Mohiddin (right), before his release from the London Chest Hospital today.
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Fabrice Muamba, center, with cardiologist Dr. Andrew Deaner (left) and cardiologist Dr. Sam Mohiddin (right), before his release from the London Chest Hospital today.

It was March 17 when Fabrice Muamba of the English Premier League's Bolton Wanderers collapsed on the pitch and for a little more than an hour, as one of his doctors put it, was "in effect, dead" as medical teams struggled to get his heart going again following a cardiac arrest.

Today, the 24-year-old soccer player was released from London Chest Hospital, the BBC reports.

While he has come a long way, as Sky News says "it is still unknown whether Muamba will play professional football again."

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