Fabrice Muamba admits he is still "far away" from returning to the pitch but remains hopeful he will be able to resume his career with Bolton.
The midfielder was at the town's Victoria Hall on Friday morning to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Bolton at their graduation ceremony. Muamba was presented with the award to honour both him and the doctors who saved his life when he collapsed with a cardiac arrest during an FA Cup tie against Tottenham in March.
Muamba was rushed to the London Chest Hospital and doctors took 78 minutes to restart his heart, with his eventual recovery described as a miracle. Speaking at the ceremony, he said: "I'm getting stronger every day. I'm far away from being back on the football pitch."
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