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Muamba makes slight improvement

posted 19 Mar 2012, 10:04 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 19 Mar 2012, 10:05 ]

Fabrice Muamba is able to move his arms and legs and his heart is now beating unaided, says hospital statement.

LONDON, UK (MARCH 19, 2012) (ITN) - 
Fabrice Muamba is showing "small signs of improvement" after suffering a cardiac arrest during Bolton Wanderers' FA Cup quarter-final at Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, the hospital said in a statement on Monday (March 19).
The 23-year-old Bolton midfielder remains critically ill in intensive care at the London Chest Hospital but his heart is now beating without the help of medication and he is also moving his arms and his legs.

The statement added that Muamba's long-term prognosis remains unclear and he will continue to be closely monitored.

Among visitors to the hospital on Monday were Chelsea and England defender Ashley Cole.

Muamba collapsed on the White Hart Lane pitch where he was given CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) before being taken to hospital.

Supporters from both clubs sang Muamba's name when it became clear his condition was serious while players from both teams gathered round in shock.

The match was abandoned at 1-1 just before halftime and Bolton's game with Aston Villa on Tuesday has been postponed.

Support for Muamba has poured in from across the globe.