Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba who has been showing signs of improvement since he suffered from cardiac arrest in March, will reportedly be fitted with a defibrillator and be allowed to return to training soon.
The heart device will be fitted to prevent future problems for the footballer with a view to return to the playing field. The 24-year old was resuscitated and rushed to hospital following a sudden cardiac arrest during an FA Cup tie at White Hart Lane.
During his recovery at the London Chest Hospital, Muamba began showing signs of improvement over time with Trotters boss Owen Coyle revealing last week that the midfielder is walking again.
The defibrillator will be inserted during a minor operational procedure in the hope that the device will offer him extra security should the troubles return especially crucial if he returns to the game full-time.
The surgery is said to involve the device being fitted underneath the skin, usually near the armpit, so as not to become obtrusive.
Muamba is set to return to his home in the north-west this week with Bolton having been told that he can resume training soon after.