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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. (AFP/Getty Images)

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

Apr 16, 2012

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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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