Bolton's Muamba able to leave hospital bed

Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba has been able to leave his hospital bed for the first time. The latest update brought more positive news.

Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba has been able to leave his hospital bed for the first time.

The latest update brought more positive news.

"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 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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