Pete Fisher has taken to social media to confirm that he will be leaving his role as Tottenham’s head of pitchside care.
Fisher and his team have been associated with the club for fourteen seasons and have played a crucial role in ensuring the safety of numerous players in that time.
Perhaps most famously, Fisher and his team played an important role in administering care to Fabrice Muamba when the former Bolton midfielder suffered a cardiac arrest at White Hart Lane back in 2012.
Muamba collapsed on the ground midway through the first half during an FA Cup tie at the Lane and was taken to the specialist coronary care unit at the London Chest Hospital after receiving lengthy attention on the pitch from medical personnel.
The midfielder had received numerous defibrillator shocks, both on the pitch and in the ambulance, and his heart is said to have stopped for 78 minutes (Guardian).
The former England Under-21 star managed to survive and make a full recovery but the incident did force him to call time on his footballing career.
The 32-year-old has evidently not forgotten about the help he received from the pitchside medical staff, as he thanked Fisher for his role in helping him.
Pete, Thank you for everything especially that night. Thank you 🙏
— fabrice muamba (@fmuamba6) June 5, 2020
Fisher sent the following message to the former midfielder in response:
— Pete Fisher (@Pete_Fisher69) June 5, 2020
Spurs Web Opinion
No fan in attendance at White Hart Lane during that game will forget the Muamba incident for a long time. It was only the quick thinking of the medical staff at the ground that helped save the former Bolton star’s life. Incidents like this certainly put things into perspective and make people realise how unimportant football is in comparison. We wish Fisher and his team all the best for the future and hope that he leaves on good terms.
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