There is news from the London Chest Hospital in Bethnel Green and the Bolton Football club that Fabrice Muamba appears to be making some progress.
Bolton manager Owen Coyle addresses press outside London Chest Hospital.
This is the joint statement issued tonight:
“Fabrice Muamba remains in intensive care at The London Chest Hospital. He is continuing to show signs of improvement this evening.”
“He is currently able to breathe independently without the aid of a ventilator. He has also been able to recognise family members and respond to questions appropriately.”
“These are all positive signs of progress. However, his condition remains serious and our medical staff in intensive care will continue to monitor and treat him.”
“His family and club would like to thank the media for continuing to respect their privacy at this time.”
In these situations people are warned not to get over-optimistic, but Bolton sources have told Press Association Sport that the 23-year-old has made considerable progress, and the signs are looking positive for the player.
23 year-old Zaire born Patrice Muamba
And Bolton FC have pointed out that it is not unknown for patients to plateau at this stage, and that Patrice Muamba remains in critical condition, but these are certainly hopeful signs.
We continue to hope and pray the 23 year-old will come out of this okay.