Muamba offers encouragement

Bolton midfielder able to get out of bed for the first time

Fabrice Muamba: Remains in intensive care at the London Chest Hospital

The latest update on Fabrice Muamba's recovery says the 23-year-old is making 'encouraging progress' and has been able to get out of bed for the first time.

The Trotters midfielder has spent nine days in intensive care at the London Chest Hospital since collapsing during an FA Cup tie at Tottenham.

His condition is still considered to be serious, but positive news continues to be relayed through those nursing him back to health.

"Fabrice Muamba remains in intensive care at The London Chest Hospital where his condition is serious but stable," said a statement released by Barts and The London NHS Trust and Bolton Wanderers Football Club.

Recovery

"He continues to make encouraging progress in his recovery.

"Over the weekend, he has been able to sit out of bed for a short time, watch television and has begun to eat.

"However, he will need to continue to be closely monitored by the medical team at The London Chest Hospital for some time.

"His family requests that he receive no more visitors for the moment, outside of immediate family and members of Bolton Wanderers Football Club."

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