Sunday, March 18, 2012

Fabrice Muamba faces critical 24 hours,

Fabrice Muamba was rushed to hospital after harrowing scenes towards the end of the first half at White Hart Lane on Saturday, when the midfielder slumped to the turf with no player near him.
Several paramedics were seen attempting to revive the player before he was rushed off the field in a stretcher after 41 minutes with the scores at 1-1.
Bolton manager Coyle, who accompanied Muamba to the hospital, later gave an update on the player's progress.
"Fabrice is critically ill. The next 24 hours are going to be absolutely crucial," Coyle told Sky News early Sunday.
"We've obviously been inundated with people wishing him well and we hope that if everybody can pray strongly tonight that Fabrice is able to recover.

With the scores level at 1-1 with 41 minutes played, Muamba collapsed near the halfway line. Paramedics spent six minutes trying to resuscitate the former England Under-21 international on the pitch before he was stretchered off amid applause from both sets of fans.

With many players visibly distressed, referee Howard Webb took the players off and shortly afterwards it was confirmed the game would not continue.

- Telegraph

Fabrice Muamba video collapse

Pray for Muamba....