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Muamba slowly getting better

sports Updated: Mar 21, 2012 00:30 IST
Fabrice Muamba


Bolton player Fabrice Muamba spent a “comfortable night” in intensive care as he continues his recovery from a cardiac arrest, doctors treating him said today.

The 23-year-old is spending his fourth day at the London Chest Hospital after collapsing on the pitch during an FA Cup quarter-final against Tottenham on Saturday.

The family of the player, who was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo but came to Britain at the age of 11, are said to be touched by the public support they have received.

A joint statement by Bolton and the hospital trust said: “Fabrice Muamba has had a comfortable night in the intensive care unit at the London Chest Hospital where the medical team is continuing to monitor his progress and keep his family informed.

EPL health review

The English Premier League will review its medical procedures after Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch, chief executive Peter Scudamore said Tuesday. Scudamore praised officials and medical staff for saving Muamba’s life during the FA Cup quarter-final at Tottenham on Saturday and said he wanted to ensure other players receive the best possible care.