Today Fabrice has announced that he is retiring from the game.
Whilst football fans at Bolton and around the country will be sad to see Fabrice go, in some ways they will be glad. His near death experince left many people wondering how he could ever safely play the game again. Fabrice has been advised by his medical team that he should not and has wisely taken their advice.
In a statement Fabrice said of the medical advice, "While the news is devastating, I have much to be thankful for. I thank God that I am alive and I pay tribute once again to the members of the medical team who never gave up on me."
When Fabrice collapsed during the Bolton's FA Cup tie all most people cpould do was look omn in horror. Thankfully there was a cardiologist in the crowd, and he was able to advise and assist until Fabrice arrived at hospital.
When Fabrice suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch he was technically "dead" for 78 minutes. It took 15 defibrilator shocks to get his heart started again. A long period in hospital followed. In recent weeks emminent cardiologists have been consulted as to whether it would be safe for Fabrice to return to football. The consensus has been that it would not.
We will miss you Fabrice but best wishes are sent for the future.