Fabrice Muamba Latest Bulletin – Remains In Critical Condition


The expected updated hospital bulletin has just been released on Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba.

Fabrice Muamba – in action for England U21 side

This is the joint statement issued by the hospital and Bolton Wanderers Football club:

“Fabrice Muamba remains in a critical condition in intensive care in the Heart Attack Centre at the London Chest Hospital.

“He was admitted to the hospital yesterday evening after collapsing at White Hart Lane, where he sustained a cardiac arrest during the FA Cup quarter final against Tottenham Hotspur.

“Fabrice received prolonged resuscitation at the ground and on route to the London Chest Hospital, where his heart eventually started working.

“As is normal medical practice, Fabrice remains anaesthetised in intensive care and will be for at least 24 hours. His condition continues to be closely monitored by the cardiac specialists at the hospital.”

And Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle added this statement:

“Fabrice’s family have asked me to pass on their thanks for the many, many kind messages of support from not only Bolton fans but also fans from clubs across the country and abroad.”

“All our thoughts and prayers are for Fabrice and his family at this time. The family would also like to thank the media for respecting their privacy at this time.”

It was a humbling experience to watch the event yesterday afternoon,  after Muamba had fallen face first to the ground,  after the 23 year-old had suffered a heart attack.

Fans saw the lad being given resuscitation, and a defibrillator was used to try to start his heart, so the fans at the game knew it was a life threatening situation, and the shock and horror on the faces of the fans and the players, told the story.

The game was being televised live around the world and here in the US it was on the Fox Soccer Channel, and this event has put everything into perspective.

Fans arrived this morning at the Bethnel Green hospital and left tributes to Muamba outside – two children left drawings they had made for the midfielder,  and many flowers were left on the doorstep of the hospital.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter added this statement:

“Shocked to hear about Fabrice Muamba. My thoughts are with him and his family, his club & loved ones at this difficult time.”

We assume there will be some tributes paid to the player before today’s games, as this has  completely  stunned people around the world, who are praying for the 23 year-old.

We hope and pray that Fabrice  can recover from this, but it’s  still a very critical time, and our prayers are with him and his family.

Comments welcome.



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118 comments so far

  • Beattie25

    Mar 18, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #1

    Good luck to the lad, fingers are crossed

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Mar 18, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #2

    Been to church and said a wee prayer for Fab and his family. Poor lad hope he finds the strength to pull through

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  • Beattie25

    Mar 18, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #3

    Has anyone else suddenly found that Stoke have become their second favourite team for the day?

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Mar 18, 2012 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #4

    Beattie

    No worries, I was just thinking that might be the case actually.

    The Muamba thing is a massive shock. I guess we won’t know anything for a while now though. Depends on how quickly they managed to restore the oxygen flow to his brain. From the various sources it appears that was accomplished in the ambulance, so fingers crossed.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Mar 18, 2012 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #5

    I will never, ever, class Stoke as one of my favourites teams…also if Liverpool win both the cups that would only increase our chances of qualifying for Europe (considering that a CL team is the finalist in the FA cup in that instance) so have to say that I am rooting for the bin dippers in that one

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Mar 18, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #6

    Beattie

    Don’t get me wrong, the sight of Dalglish celebrating makes me feel ill. But don’t we want Liverpool to progress – increases our chances of Europe. Although until we get a win under our belt, I’m more worried about the mob behind us catching us in the league.

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  • Beattie25

    Mar 18, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #7

    You lot are mad cheering on the bin dippers.

    Why can’t we want them to get stuffed, we finish above them in 6th, Chelsea win the FA Cup and only finish 5th!

    Perfection.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Mar 18, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #8

    Ruddy

    I wouldn’t go that far mate – I’d rather see Spurs or Chelsea lift the trophy (;

    If Liverpool, Chelski & Spurs progress, it’s all about who that 4th semi finalist is. Everton & Sunderland are both so hard to break down, they’re tough to beat in a cup competition.

    If Sunderland steal European football from us, I’m taking the 8 hour, £160 train up to Newcastle & throwing myself in the tyne, in every single one of my toon shirts 🙁

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  • davybtoon

    Mar 18, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #9

    Beattie but if the runners up of the fa cup arnt in Europe n the winners r they get the Europa spot n 6th place gets nothing

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Mar 18, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #10

    If Chelsea win the FA cup and Sunderland are the beaten finalists and Arsenal/Spurs finish 5th then we do not qualify for Europe, it’s simple logic

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Mar 18, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #11

    Beattie

    In that case, doesn’t the runner up get the Europa League spot?

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Mar 18, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #12

    Oh and what’s worse….Sunderland would!!

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  • Beattie25

    Mar 18, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #13

    @ davybtoon

    Shit I forgot about that

    C’mon Liverpool!!!!!

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Mar 18, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #14

    If the winner of the FA cup has already qualified for the Europe League or CL then the beaten finalist is then entered into the Europa League

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Mar 18, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #15

    Mind you, if Liverpool win the FA Cup it may just keep Dalglish in the job.

    I for one am all for it. Imagine if they had a competant manager to spend all that money?

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  • Beattie25

    Mar 18, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #16

    So if it is Tottenham vs Chelsea in the cup final the 6th spot would get Europe?

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Mar 18, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #17

    Attaboy Beattie now you’re getting it!

    (Although ideally I would prefer to see Spurs,Chelsea or Arsenal win it, as long as Sunderland or Everton are nowhere even near the final then we’re ok!) 😀

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Mar 18, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #18

    Yeah that’s pretty much it Beattie

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  • Beattie25

    Mar 18, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #19

    Well

    c’mon Stoke!!!!

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Mar 18, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #20

    Beattie

    Not a surprise you forgot, seeing as Pardew keeps saying “6th place is almost certainly a European spot”.

    I fear an embarassing moment come the end of the season, when a journalist tells him – mid celebratory press conference – that he’s mistaken.

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  • Beattie25

    Mar 18, 2012 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #21

    Baiscally we want an all London final!!!!

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Mar 18, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #22

    TDS let’s be fair, Pardew has said it is “almost a certainty” I think inherent in that statement is that he is banking on neither Sunderland or Everton getting to the FA Cup final 😉 (which is the point of view I would expect from a Newcastle manager :P)

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  • Beattie25

    Mar 18, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #23

    TDS

    Ha ha

    That would be a legendary press conference and would be up there with his ‘over the line’ or his ‘will not be sold’ confrences of the past.

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  • sirtoongospel

    Mar 18, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #24

    If it’s a Tottenham, Chelsea or Liverpool final, then even if Pool reel us in then 7th would be enough for Europe.

    Today’s game is massive. Win and we are in pole position I reckon. The game at home to Liverpool will be a 6th place decider i reckon, and I think we will beat them.

    Let’s get a win today lads, love to see Demba get back on the score sheet, looked a bit tired lately.

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  • davybtoon

    Mar 18, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #25

    Beattie we need a spurs, Chelsea or liverpool final as all 3 have qualified for Europe or jus about hav

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  • Beattie25

    Mar 18, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #26

    What are the predictions for todays game the lads and lasses?

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Mar 18, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #27

    Just been looking at the table, 2 points ahead of Liverpool, 5 points ahead of Swansea. We need to get back on track today with a win, I hadn’t really appreciated the importance of this game until now.

    This added sense of urgency has just heightened my buzz for the game today though!!!!

    😀 😀 😀

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  • davybtoon

    Mar 18, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #28

    Worse thing is we cud finish 6th n Sunderland will take r european spot if there in the cup final

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  • davybtoon

    Mar 18, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #29

    Tough game today but I think 4-1 hba will b to much for them

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  • Dannyo

    Mar 18, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #30

    @TDS
    Sorry for the late reply, i’d want HBA in a free role behind Ba, and i’d pull Abeid ever so slightly back to cover the defense.
    He was immense in their recent reserves match in that position.
    HBA can drift wherever he wants imo 😉 The lads a magician from anywhere in the final 3rd.

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  • pbNcl

    Mar 18, 2012 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #31

    God bless Muamba, everybody’s thinkin of you

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  • Dannyo

    Mar 18, 2012 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #32

    @davy
    I expect us to give a beating, i expect to do it. It’ll se the tone for the final 10 imo.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 18, 2012 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #33

    i think i’m just as worried about swansea as liverpool. they are a really class footballing team.

    Keep fighting fabrice

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Mar 18, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #34

    i pray to god we don’t play hoofball today.

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  • Beattie25

    Mar 18, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #35

    It is the biggest game of the season and I hope the toon fans in the stadium realize the passion that is needed.

    Cliche I know but today is a cup final!!!!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 18, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #36

    davy

    don’t tempt fate!!

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  • colwell

    Mar 18, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #37

    One player we should really go for is sigurdsson on loan at Swansea he is awesome. He was brilliant at Reading would of loved him here then but he fits in perfectly with our transfer policy and would be a definite upgrade on Guthrie and Gosling.

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  • pbNcl

    Mar 18, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #38

    He might not be able to play football again, but it’ll be such a relief when he pulls through. Come on son

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  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 18, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #39

    we are in an awful run and we desperastely need demba ba to start scoring again as no one else does!!

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Mar 18, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #40

    It would be easy to look at 5 games without a win and start to panic, but the second half against Sunderland and defensive display against Arsenal is enough to convince me that we have more than enough to get back on track with a win today.

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