Monday 20 January 2020

Video: Fabrice Muamba ‘taking steps to recovery’ says Bolton manager

Fabrice Muamba. Photo: PA
Fabrice Muamba. Photo: PA
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FOOTBALLER Fabrice Muamba is taking his first steps to recovery after suffering a cardiac arrest at the weekend, his manager said today.

The 23-year-old remains in intensive care at the London Chest Hospital after collapsing during an FA Cup match on Saturday.

Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle said he had spoken directly to the midfielder, whom he described as a "fighter", as he continues to show signs of recovery.

Coyle praised the treatment the former England Under-21 international had received but warned there was still a long way to go.

He said: "I have been in to see him myself, as has his family, and we have had a brief conversation, the contents of which are private.

"It's a great sign. I must stress we are very early in this process and there is still a long way to go but it is really positive.

"I want to go on record to thank everybody, especially the supporters of Bolton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur for their reaction.

"The hospital has been truly remarkable in the work that they have done."

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