Muamba’s con­di­tion no longer con­sid­ered crit­i­cal

The Washington Times Daily - - Sports -

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.

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