Bolton midfielder Muamba showing continuing improvement

Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba is now responding to questions.

Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba is now responding to questions.

Bolton sources have said that the 23-year-old has made considerable progress and the signs are looking extremely positive for the player.

"Fabrice Muamba remains in intensive care at the London Chest Hospital and is continuing to show signs of improvement this evening," said the joint statement released by the London Chest Hospital and Bolton.

"He is now able to breathe independently, without the aid of a ventilator and he is able to recognise family members and respond to questions appropriately. These are positive signs of progress.

"However, his condition remains serious and our medical staff in intensive care will continue to monitor and treat him.

"His family and club would like to thank the media for continuing to respect their privacy at this time."

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