Fabrice Muamba Pictured Sitting Up And Smiling In Hospital

The Huffington Post UK  |  By Posted: 30/03/2012 13:52 Updated: 30/03/2012 14:31

Fabrice Muamba's fiancee has posted a picture of the recovering midfielder on Twitter.

Sent via Muamba's own account, it shows the 23-year-old player - who suffered a cardiac arrest 13 days ago - sitting up in his hospital bed and smiling.

Shauna Muamba said: "Fab wanted me to post this pic for you all and to also say thank you for such overwhelming support."

Medics at the London Chest Hospital have said the ex-England Under-21 international has made "encouraging progress" this week, after his heart stopped beating independently for 78 minutes a fortnight ago.

Muamba's fiancee tweeted on his behalf:


fabrice muamba
Fab wanted me to post this pic for you all and to also say thank you for such overwhelming support.

It was revealed the Bolton player also watched his team on Match of the Day last Saturday.

Bolton beat Blackburn 2-1, in what was regarded as a major six-pointer, with both teams lying just above the Premier League's relegation zone.

The Trotters however lost their rescheduled FA Cup quarter-final tie to Tottenham 3-1 on Wednesday.

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