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Muamba is now walking in his room

GET WELL SOON: A Bolton Wanderers fan shows his support for Muamba

HIS HEART stopped beating for 78 minutes after suffering a cardiac arrest at White Lane on March 17 but according to his manager, Fabrice Muamba is now walking.

Bolton Wanderers boss Owen Coyle revealed that Muamba, 23, is showing ‘remarkable’ steps to recovery at the London Chest Hospital in Bethnal Green, east London.

Coyle told The Telegraph: “When I went to see him last week, he was able to walk around his room.

“He’s come out the bed and sat in the chair. That was a week ago. And bit by bit the improvements are coming. God willing he gets back to a high standard.”

The England Under-21 international collapsed just before half-time during an FA Cup tie against Tottenham Hotspur. Medics from both teams immediately provided first aid to the stricken footballer and the match was abandoned.

However, Coyle says that Muamba continues to get better on a daily basis.

He added: “He’s getting better day by day. It’s truly remarkable, given where he’s come from, when his heart stopped for over an hour and a half.

“There was a concern about the lack of oxygen during that period, but where he is now is terrific. He’s still got a long way to go. He’s stable. But he’s still in intensive care.”

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