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Muamba continues to improve

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Owen Coyle says Fabrice Muamba has shown 'continued improvement' in his recovery from the cardiac arrest he suffered at White Hart Lane on March 17.

Since collapsing during an FA Cup tie at Tottenham, the Bolton midfielder has been cared for in intensive care at the London Chest Hospital.

He has made promising progress during his time at the specialist medical institution, with his condition now considered to be serious rather than critical.

All of those connected with Bolton are delighted to see the 23-year-old starting out on the long road to recovery, with Coyle having been a regular visitor to Muamba's bed side.

"He continues to get better, but remaining in intensive care," the Scot told Sky Sports News HD when offering an update on Thursday morning.

"When we went the other day and managed to see him, we could see the continued improvement and that all bodes well.

"I also have to say thank you to the press, the media, for how they have conducted themselves and the way they have given Fabrice and his family that privacy that's been required.

"Again, now is the time when they need a little bit more time and space for Fabrice's continued recovery, for him and the family.

"The well wishes have been really supportive and helped him no end and I think he has taken great strength from that. That will help in his continued fight to recover."

Bolton have turned their attention back to football in the past week, taking in a Premier League fixture with Blackburn and their rearranged tie with Tottenham, but Coyle admits Muamba is never far from their thoughts.

"We have always had representation at the hospital and that will continue because it's important that we know he is getting better, which he is," he added.

"The doctor gets the daily updates in the morning. He's going in the right direction and, with everybody's thoughts and prayers, long may that continue."
 

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