Davies Praises Medical Staff

  • March 19, 2012 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton captain Kevin Davies has issued his praise to the medical staff involved in aiding Fabrice Muamba's recovery from a cardiac arrest.

Muamba collapsed to the ground in the 41st minute of Bolton's FA Cup tie at Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, leading to paramedics and medical staff from both clubs rushing to his side.

The 23-year-old remains in a critical condition in hospital, but Davies has praised and thanked all those involved in getting Muamba to this stage.

"I think for everyone at the club and everyone involved in football it has been a difficult time," Davies told the club's official website.

"It's tragic that something like this could happen to someone like Fab and we're all hoping he pulls through.

"We all owe a big thank you to everyone that was on the scene; the paramedics and medical staff from both our club and Tottenham Hotspur. I've been at the hospital with the chairman and the manager, and we're all thankful for the amazing help and support everyone has shown for Fabrice.

"I've been in constant contact with the club doctor who is also down at the hospital, so I can keep informed and then pass on any information to the players.

"Fab is not only one of our colleagues and a workmate, but he's a friend, father and son - he's one of life's good guys.

"Nobody has got a bad word to say about him. He's someone we can all have a good laugh with. We all love Fabrice. I respect him hugely, given where he has come from.

"He works extremely hard to try and better himself. He's always trying to do a little bit extra, be it out on the training field or in the gym, and that's why he's been as successful as he has.

"I think I was in the same position as everyone else. We were following the play and suddenly someone said 'Fabrice has gone down'. Then it all unfolded from there really. It became very serious within a matter of seconds.

"I think it was the first time in my 19 years as a professional that I've seen a football stadium unite. It was touching.

"The support has been overwhelming and I'm a firm believer in positive thinking. We all hope that in true Bolton style Fabrice can keep on fighting.

"As a team, we'll all continue to support one another and pray for our friend Fabrice."

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