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Bolton’s Muamba critical after collapsing in game
Muamba fell face-down to the field near the midfield line without any players near him.
Medics rushed onto the field with a defibrillator and treated the 23-year-old, pumping his chest for around six minutes of treatment before he was rushed to hospital.
“Fabrice Muamba has been admitted to the heart attack center at London Chest Hospital where he is currently in a critically ill condition in intensive care,” Bolton said in a statement about three hours later. “No further information will be issued at this stage. The club has requested the media to respect his family’s privacy at this time.”
“Just left the hospital,” he said. “Love you so much man! Keep fighting. Everybody please pray for him he’s an amazing man and friend.”
Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe, who played in Saturday’s match, tweeted: “God willing he will pull through.”
“The guy is a fighter on and off the field. We love you bro,” he added. “Waiting anxiously for updates from teammates.”
Muamba was born in what was then called Zaire on April 6, 1988. His father left the country for England because of political turmoil and his son joined him in 1999.
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