Fabrice Muamba of Bolton in action with Cameron Jerome of Birmingham during the Barclays Premier League match between Birmingham City and Bolton Wanderers at St.Andrews. Muamba collapsed in an FA Cup match against Tottenham on March 17, 2012. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

Fabrice Muamba Discharged From Hospital

Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba has been discharged from London Chest Hospital a month after suffering a cardiac arrest on the pitch.

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Fabrice Muamba Discharged From Hospital

Bolton Wanderers have confirmed that midfielder Fabrice Muamba has been discharged following his month-long spell at London Chest Hospital. Muamba had suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch during Bolton's FA Cup match against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on March 17th and has since been receiving specialised care since, surviving thanks to the rapid response of the team medics and the proximity to cardiac hospital.

All of the news since the incident has been positive, with Muamba's doctors reporting that progress has gone much better than expected and that a normal life is 'within the spectrum' of possible outcomes. It's unclear when - or if - the 24-year-old, who doctors have described as medically dead for 78 minutes, will return to playing football, but he's well on the road to recovery, which is exceptionally good news.

For more on Muamba, check out SB Nation Bolton Wanderers blog Lion of Vienna Suite.

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Fabrice Muamba Out Of Bed And Eating

Fabrice Muamba is well on the road to recovery at the London Chest Hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest during a match nine days ago. The Bolton Wanderers midfielder, who was described as 'effectively dead' for 78 minutes by the club's medics, is now able to get out of bed for short periods and has started to eat again, according to a statement released by the club:

Fabrice Muamba remains in intensive care at the London chest hospital where his condition is serious but stable. He continues to make encouraging progress in his recovery. Over the weekend he has been able to sit out of bed for a short time, watch television and has begun to eat. However, he will need to continue to be closely monitored by the medical team for some time.

Muamba, apparently, was able to stay awake long enough to watch part of the highlights of Bolton's win against Blackburn Rovers on Match of the Day last weekend, and according to manager Owen Coyle he's been able to finally take in some of the goodwill that's been pouring in from around the world. It's fantastic to see the 23-year-old doing so well after a very scary situation.

For more on the Muamba story and all things Bolton, visit Lion of Vienna Suite.

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Bolton Remain In The FA Cup And Will Play Against Blackburn This Weekend

Bolton Wanderers will fulfill their fixture against Blackburn Rovers this weekend and will remain in the FA Cup, the club has confirmed. With the Trotters' midweek match against Aston Villa postponed after Fabrice Muamba's cardiac arrest last Saturday, there had been some doubt as to whether they'd be able to play so soon, but Muamba's been making steady progress and the mood around the club has lifted as a result.

Said Owen Coyle:

We spoke together with the players as a group this morning and I talked with Fabrice's family last night. Fabrice's father Marcel and his fiancée Shauna were keen that we fulfil our fixtures. Once the players knew this, there was no doubt in our minds that we would play the matches.

While Muamba's prognosis is still unknown, all signs are encouraging, and Bolton are starting to recover as well. One has to imagine that the neutrals will have a new club to cheer on for the rest of the season.

For more on Bolton and the Fabrice Muamba story, check out Lion of Vienna Suite.

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Fabrice Muamba Has 'Comfortable' Night In Intensive Care

There's been more good news on the Fabrice Muamba front as the Bolton Wanderers midfielder continues to improve. Muamba awoke from a medically induced coma on Monday afternoon and has since spoken to family and friends, with Chelsea's Michael Essien reporting that the 23-year-old was able to converse in both French and English. Muamba is now breathing unassisted and the London Chest Hospital released a statement saying that he had a 'comfortable night' in their intensive care unit.

With the progress that's being made in terms of Muamba's health, the team appears ready to go ahead with their weekend fixture against Blackburn Rovers, which was looking set for a postponement. With Bolton's match against Aston Villa already pushed back over this incident, it's heartening to see the club on their way to recovery while Muamba's condition continues to improve.

For more on the Fabrice Muamba story, check out Lion of Vienna Suite.

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Fabrice Muamba Situation Continues To Improve

There's been more positive news from the London Chest Hospital, where Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba is recovering following his cardiac arrest during the match against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. Earlier on Monday, Wanderers released a statement confirming that Muamba's heart was beating without the aid of medicine, and now they've released another update:

[Muamba] is currently able to breathe independently without the aid of a ventilator. He has also been able to recognise family members and respond to questions appropriately.

These are all positive signs of progress. However, his condition remains serious and the medical staff in intensive care will continue to monitor and treat him.

This is the first we've heard of Muamba regaining consciousness following his collapse at White Hart Lane, and the fact that he's able to respond 'appropriately' to questions is a big deal, if not quite the huge news that him actually talking (reported by the AP) would be. The club has also stopped referring to the midfielder's condition as critical, although it's not entirely clear whether they're using actual medical terminology in their releases. Either way, if you're pulling for Muamba*, this is very good news indeed.

*I.e. you are a person who has heard of what's happening.

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Fabrice Muamba Showing 'Small Improvements' In Hospital

Bolton Wanderers have released more information on the fate of stricken 23-year-old midfielder Fabrice Muamba, who's been in intensive care at the London Chest Hospital after suffering a hear attack during the Trotters' match against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. Although he's still critically ill, Muamba is showing real signs of improvement, with Bolton revealing that his heart has resumed beating without the use of medication and that he is moving his arms and legs.

These developments are a significant part of Muamba's long-term recovery, but the general prognosis is still entirely unclear. We won't have more detailed information for a good deal of time yet, but this is very positive news for Muamba's health, if not yet his career. Hopefully this is merely the first step towards Muamba making a full and quick recovery.

The fate of Bolton's matches against Blackburn Rovers in the league and Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup remain entirely up in the air. If more good news comes in, however, they seem more likely to go through with the club's mood lifted.

For more on Muamba and Bolton, visit Lion of Vienna Suite.

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Bolton Could Pull Out Of FA Cup Following Muamba Collapse

Bolton Wanderers may pull out of the FA Cup entirely after the horrifying incident involving Fabrice Muamba at White Hart Lane on Saturday, the Independant has reported. The Trotters' midweek match against Aston Villa has already been postponed, and with Muamba still critically ill in London Chest Hospital there's some doubt as to whether or not their weekend fixture against Blackburn Rovers will be played on time either.

But postponing matches is different to pulling out of competitions entirely, something that may well be on the cards for Bolton as they face the spectre of a repeat of the FA Cup quarterfinal at White Hart Lane, tentatively scheduled for mid next-week. It would be very difficult for Muamba's teammates and coaches to return to the scene of the 23-year-old's collapse so soon after the event itself, and the FA will apparently meet with the club soon to discuss whether or not the match will actually take place. If Bolton do decide to pull out, Tottenham will get a bye to the semifinal, where they'll meet Chelsea.

For more on Muamba and all things Bolton, check out Lion of Vienna Suite.

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Fabrice Muamba Remains In Critical Condition, Under Intensive Care

Fabrice Muamba, the Bolton Wanderers midfielder who collapsed during his team's FA Cup match against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, remains in critical care under intensive care in London on Sunday, according to a report by the Associated Press. A statement from Bolton said that after Muamba, 23, suffered what appears to have been a major heart attack during the match, his heart only began working again Saturday night in the hospital.

Medics had attempted resuscitation on the pitch and en route to the hospital. They finally got results at the London Chest Hospital, where Muamba remains. The FA Cup match between Bolton and Tottenham was abandoned as a veil of shock and fear came over White Hart Lane. Spurs fans also had the good spirit to chant Muamba's name intermittently after he was rushed away.

The Associated Press also reports that Bolton's Tuesday Premier League match against Aston Villa is under threat.

For more on Muamba and Bolton, visit SB Nation's Wanderers blog Lion Of Vienna Suite.

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