Fabrice Muamba ‘speaking again’ after cardiac arrest

Fabrice Muamba is showing signs of improvement according to a joint statement from Barts hospital and Bolton Wanderers. Associated Press is also reporting that a friend says the midfielder is speaking again.

Muamba remains in intensive care after suffering a cardiac arrest during Bolton’s FA Cup sixth-round tie at Tottenham on Saturday night, but the London chest hospital said that, while he is still in a critical condition, there are small reasons to be optimistic.

A Bolton statement read: “His heart is now beating without the help of medication and he is also moving his arms and his legs.

“However, his long-term prognosis will remain unclear for some time. He is still critically ill and will continue to be closely monitored and treated by staff in the London chest hospital’s intensive care unit.”

It is now almost 48 hours since the 23-year-old collapsed during the Tottenham tie at White Hart Lane. Medical staff took two hours to get Muamba’s heart working again and said on Sunday that he would be anaesthetised for at least another 24 hours.

Let’s hope he has a speedy recover and our thoughts remain with him and his family.


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