The prospect of Fabrice Muamba winning his fight for life has been given renewed hope after it was revealed that there are small signs of improvement in his condition.
Bolton midfielder Muamba has been detained in the London Chest Hospital ever since suffering a heart attack during the FA Cup clash with Spurs at White Hart Lane on Saturday evening and remains in a critically ill condition in the hospital’s intensive care unit.
Although the hospital and the club have stressed that Muamba’s long-term prognosis will remain unclear for some time, there have been signs of an improvement in his condition. His heart is now beating without the aid of medication and there has been evidence of movement in both his arms and his legs.
A joint statement released by Bolton and the NHS this afternoon read: “Fabrice Muamba remains in intensive care at The London Chest Hospital, where today he is showing small signs of improvement.
“His heart is now beating without the help of medication and he is also moving his arms and his legs.
“However, his long-term prognosis will remain unclear for some time. He is still critically ill and will continue to be closely monitored and treated by staff in The London Chest Hospital’s intensive care unit.”