Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba made an emotional return to the Reebok on Wednesday night.
Muamba entered the field to a standing ovation last night as he returned to the club for the first time since his cardiac arrest.
The tearful 24-year-old was introduced to his home supporters before the Premier League game against Tottenham, the very side he was playing against at White Hart Lane on March 17th when he collapsed on the pitch.
After greeting the crowd, Muamba made his way to the stands to support his team.
“This is a special place,” said Muamba, when speaking to Sky Sports after the game. “The support has been overwhelming, and I am just grateful for that. I am getting stronger every day. I am just happy to be able to speak to people again and walk freely.”
The star said he had been touched by the warmth and kindness of fans from all over the world. “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. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”