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In Hopes of One Day Playing Again, Fabrice Muamba Will Have More Heart Surgery

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BOLTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 19:  Tributes and get well messages are laid outside the Reebok Stadium for Bolton Wanderers' Fabrice Muamba at Reebok Stadium on March 19, 2012 in Bolton, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
BOLTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 19: Tributes and get well messages are laid outside the Reebok Stadium for Bolton Wanderers' Fabrice Muamba at Reebok Stadium on March 19, 2012 in Bolton, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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Fabrice Muamba is currently in Belgium as he has met with cardiologist Pedro Brugada to determine whether or not he will be able to play football again in the future. Brugada had operated on Fabrice in the past when he had a small defibrillator installed in his body. Fabrice reportedly was not given a straight answer about whether or not he would in fact take to the field again but was told that he would need to have more surgery on his heart.

The cardiologist has told Muamba that his condition will require a "minor but necessary procedure" that he is expected to go through with today. In heart surgery, nothing is "minor" so we'll be hoping for the best possible news.

Fabrice's fiance, Shauna, took to Twitter yesterday to provide an update on the situation:

Still in Belgium loving the waffles missing my Joshie. Tho thankful to have so many moments with @fmuamba praying for the best. #grateful
Aug 08 via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

For all your kind words thank you so much @fmuamba and I really appreciate it. Promise to update at the end of the week xx.
Aug 08 via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

Fabrice is understandably determined to get back on the pitch as he told Piers Morgan in an interview last week.

In May he spent some time in Dubai, continuing his recovery, and took part in a match (however medically unwise?) between hotel staff and other guests. He played about 30 minutes and said "it was great".

- original Daily Mail story