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Muamba incident has put things into perspective - Dundee United's Severin

Dundee United's Scott Severin has admitted that the shocking incident involving Fabrice Muamba on the weekend has put his injury into perspective.

The 33-year old had to call time on his career last week after sustaining an horrific triple break in his leg after a collision with St Mirren's Jim Goodwin last August.

Severin discovered that he would not make a full recovery meaning he would have to end his playing days but he feels that Bolton midfielder Muamba's current situation, after having a heart attack on the pitch on Saturday, is much worse than what he has experienced.

"I found out a few weeks ago that I wouldn't be able to play again," Severin told Record Sport.

"I went down to London to see the consultant and after looking at the scans he said I'd have to give up. It was straightforward.

"The damage to the ankle is too much. He said they could operate again but the chances were I'd break down again quite quickly.

"It took me a wee while to get used to it and I was upset but I have got over it now.

"And when you look at what has happened to Fabrice Muamba at Bolton it shows quite clearly there are people much worse off than yourself.

"I still have my health which is the main thing whereas he's fighting for his life. I just hope he pulls through."

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Andrew Slevison
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