Muamba suffered cardiac arrest, say hospital

Muamba suffered cardiac arrest, say hospital

Fabrice Muamba will remain in intensive care for at least the next 24 hours after the Bolton midfielder suffered a cardiac arrest during yesterday’s FA Cup tie at Tottenham.

In a joint statement released this morning, the London Chest Hospital and the club said that Muamba’s heart did start working again after he was carried from the pitch on a stretcher.

However, the 23-year-old remains in a critical condition.

A statement from the hospital read: "Fabrice Muamba remains in a critical condition in intensive care in the Heart Attack Centre at The London Chest Hospital.

"Fabrice was admitted to the hospital yesterday evening after collapsing at White Hart Lane, where he sustained a cardiac arrest during the FA Cup quarter-final against Tottenham Hotspur.

"Fabrice received prolonged resuscitation at the ground and on route to The London Chest Hospital, where his heart eventually started working.

"As is normal medical practice, Fabrice remains anaesthetised in intensive care and will be for at least 24 hours.

"His condition continues to be closely monitored by the cardiac specialists at the hospital.

Bolton Wanderers Manager Owen Coyle said: "Fabrice's family have asked me to pass on their thanks for the many, many kind messages of support from not only Bolton fans but also fans from clubs across the country and abroad.

"All our thoughts and prayers are for Fabrice and his family. The family would also like to thank the media for respecting their privacy at this time."

"No further updates are planned at this time."

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