Fabrice Muamba continues to improve

Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba’s health has continued to improve, with his carers admitting that he can now get out of bed and has started to eat.

The former England under-21 star collapsed in an FA Cup clash with Tottenham, and was rushed to hospital after a heart attack.

However, Muamba is edging towards recovery and has made progress over the last couple of days.

“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.

“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,” it concluded.

By Gareth McKnight