Bolton Update Muamba Situation

  • March 18, 2012 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton Wanderers have released a statement, confirming Fabrice Muamba suffered a 'cardiac arrest' during Saturday's FA Cup tie at Tottenham Hotspur.

Muamba fell to the ground after 41 minutes of the game at White Hart Lane and after six minutes of emergency treatment on the field, was rushed to the London Chest Hospital where he remained in a critical condition overnight.

A statement on 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."

Wanderers boss Owen Coyle travelled to the hospital with club captain Kevin Davies and chairman Phil Gartside.

Coyle has paid tribute to the messages of support and has urged people to respect the privacy of not only the player, but his family.

"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," Coyle said.

"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."

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