A scary scene unfolded at White Heart Lane on Saturday, as Bolton’s Fabrice Muamba suffered a heart-attack on the pitch during a match against Tottenham.
With time winding down in the game’s opening half, play was brought to a sudden halt when Muamba suddenly collapsed. After showing one trainer attempt to roll the Wanderers’ midfielder onto his back, it became quite evident that this was a serious matter, as the cameras quickly panned away while several more trainers and medics rushed onto the field. With players from both teams standing around nervously, medical personnel attempted to restart Muamba’s heart with a defibrillator. Several minutes later, he was rushed off the pitch and taken to a London hospital, where his heart would eventually begin beating on its own.
After discussing the situation, officials decided to send the players to their respective dressing rooms before eventually canceling the remainder of the match.
Muamba remains in critical condition at the London Chest Hospital, but reports indicate that he has shown some improvement, as his heart is now beating without the help of any medication and he has been able to move his arms and legs.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Muamba while the 23-year-old native of Congo continues to fight for his life.
Bolton skipper Kevin Davies believes questions about the club's continued participation in the FA Cup are irrelevant whilst Fabrice Muamba remains critically ill in hospital.
A further update has been released on Muamba's condition this morning, although it was largely the same as the final update yesterday.
Muamba collapsed on the field during his side's quarter-final with Tottenham on Saturday, with the game abandoned just before half-time as a result.
"Fabrice Muamba's heart condition is stable, but he remains critically ill in intensive care at The London Chest Hospital," read a joint statement released by Barts and the London NHS Trust and Bolton Wanderers.
Bolton's players had a team meeting at their Euxton training complex this morning to be given the latest bulletin.
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