Muamba’s condition no longer considered critical
LONDON | English soccer player Fabrice Muamba began breathing on his own and responding to family members Monday, showing significant signs of recovery two days after going into cardiac arrest during a match.
The 23-yearold Bolton midfielder collapsed on the field just before halftime at Tottenham on Saturday. His heart started beating on its own again only later in the hospital.
For two days, amid an outpouring of global support, Muamba remained in critical condition in intensive care in a heart attack unit, and his longterm prognosis was uncertain.
But the Congo-born player made progress throughout Monday, with medics no longer describing his condition as “critical” by the evening.