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Former Birmingham midfielder Fabrice Muamba has been forced to retire from football on medical advice.
The 24-year-old collapsed during an FA Cup at Tottenham Hotspur in March and was clinically dead for around eighty minutes. Millions of television viewers watched as the medics attempted to revive the midfielder in the middle of the pitch.
His recovery stunned doctors and fans alike. Wtihin days he was talking again, and within weeks was back at the Reebok Stadium watching Wanderers play in a crucial Premier League game.
The hospital treating former Birmingham City player Fabrice Muamba has confirmed the player can now recognise family members and respond to their questions.
The London Chest Hospital:
"He is now able to breathe independently, without the aid of a ventilator and he is able to recognise family members and respond to questions appropriately. These are positive signs of progress."
Curtis Codrington, who says he is a friend of Fabrice Muamba and is followed by the player on Twitter, says the Bolton midfielder is "speaking and moving" following his cardiac arrest during the FA Cup quarter-final match against Tottenham on Saturday.
ITV Granada reports on Fabrice Muamba's current condition.
Martin Allen talks about being a Leicester City coach when one of his players, Clive Clarke, collapsed during a Carling Cup tie between Nottingham Forest.
Clarke suffered a cardiac arrest at the City Ground causing the match to be abandoned.
He never made another appearance for Leicester and quit football in 2008 on medical advice.
Arsenal defender, Johan Djourou and Spurs striker Jermain Defoe – both friends of former Birmingham City player Fabrice Muamba, visited the player in hospital yesterday.
Bolton have postponed their next fixture, the Premier League tie against Aston Villa was due to take place tomorrow.
Former Birmingham City player Fabrice Muamba has spent a second night in intensive care after suffering a cardiac arrest.
The player's fiancee has urged fans to pray for him, while his manager Owen Coyle said he hoped there would be a "happy outcome."
The Club, without hesitation, has agreed to Bolton's request to postpone our Barclays Premier League game scheduled for Tuesday at Villa Park.
We also wish to thank our supporters for their expressions of sympathy and support for the Muamba family and all at Bolton Wanderers.
Full statement here.