"I have come to terms with it, I did a long time ago," he tells BBC Sport.
Bolton's Fabrice Muamba 'critically ill'
"I have had to adjust to knowing I'll never play again. I have read the papers from that day but I have never watched my incident at White Hart Lane."
There were times afterwards when he found it hard to watch games but now the former Bolton player is just, as he puts it, "a normal fan".
He is back in London, looking tall, slim and healthy, and talks of keeping himself busy day to day.
Muamba is also studying sports journalism but adds, bursting into laughter: "I am not after your job, you are safe."
One of his many commitments will see him present the newly launched Barclays Merit Award.
There will be nominations for significant moments of sportsmanship, milestones for players and for managers and, more significantly, the unsung heroes.
"The medical team at Spurs did a great job to help me to recover, hopefully they get to win this," he says.
"I want to recognise the hard work done by people in the background."
After the global media attention that followed his remarkable recovery and his emotional return to White Hart Lane, Muamba is happy to drift into the background himself.
Muamba with the Barclays Merit Award
He lives with his wife and two young children at the at the end of a cul-de-sac in Cheshire.
"I am glad I am still here to spend time with them," he says. "I love spending time with my kids, I can't wait to get home to them."
But when his son Joshua plays football in the garden, Muamba does not join him.
"I am happy, football is just a job," he says. "I am sure I will get another job sometime soon."
That job may well come in journalism. He is studying sports writing, broadcasting and the skills he believes will give him a second chance in football.
"I am studying all aspects of it," he explains. "Journalists need the whole package these days - writing, broadcasting, blogging, everything. I would actually like to see more ex-players go into journalism to see the other side of it. I enjoy it."
"If a Turkish player, like Mesut Ozil, can play for Germany then why not England?" he says. "If you look at the French 98 team? Marcel Desailly was Ghanaian, Patrick Vieira is from Senegal and Zinedine Zidane's family was from Algeria. Somebody, somewhere is doing this now. Why shouldn't England do it?"
BBC Sports Personality of the Year pays tribute to Muamba
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