27 Mar 2012

Muamba continues to make good progress

6:05 am on 27 March 2012

Bolton Wanderers footballer Fabrice Muamba is making "encouraging progress" from his cardiac arrest 10 days ago, but his doctors say he'll need to be closely monitored for some time.

23-year-old Muamba remains in intensive care in the London Chest Hospital, but over the weekend he was allowed to sit out of bed for a short time, he has begun to eat, and he watched Match of the Day yesterday, though he fell asleep when his team were leading 2-nil.

Bolton beat Blackburn to climb out of the relegation zone.

Bolton's re-arranged FA Cup quarter-final against Tottenham Hotspur will be played tomorrow morning.