Fabrice Muamba collapses

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  1. Ross

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    Today in the FA Cup Quarter finals between Bolton and Tottenham the Bolton player is currently clinically dead after collapsing on the pitch. For those that don't know, Muamba is one of Bolton's top stars
     
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    The game is happening now, isn't it? What on earth has happened?
     
  3. Ross

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    Yes, it's live on ESPN. I don't know what happened but I just switched channels and the commentator said that efforts to resuscitate him were still going on
     
  4. Schwartz

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    What the ****?
    That's unfortunate to say the least.
     
  5. Ross

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    Apparently, there was no one around him when he collapsed. He was given CPR on the pitch and is currently at hospital.
     
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    Bolton about to release a statement apparently, heres hoping he's ok though sadly it doesn't look likely. Very emotional to watch, never seen anything like it, all the players were a mess.
     
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    Let's keep our fingers crossed, doesn't look good though :nervous:
     
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    Such a talented and promising footballer. Hope he's ok :nervous:.

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  9. Ferrari_458

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    Apparently he is now in a "stable" condition in hospital, which is surely a good sign :)
     
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    Excellent news that he's ok. It's great to see all fans pull together when something like this happens, regardless of who they support. :tup:
     
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    Source? I'm still reading "taken to hospital 90 minutes ago".
     
  12. Ross

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    At least he is stable now.

    I see a Mod edited the thread title as well. Who was that and why was it changed? Just curios
     
  13. Ferrari_458

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    Sky Sports News and Twitter
     
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    Sky Sports News have tweeted that he's in a stable condition.
     
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    Thank God.
     
  16. Liquid

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    I'd argue that 'clinically dead' was both incorrect and in poor taste.

    If he is in a stable condition, it's a major relief and major thanks to the emergency services who steward our games.
     
  17. Ross

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    But accurate.

    I agree that him being in a stable condition is fantastic news and I hope he makes a full recovery
     
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    Credit to the paramedics who treated him on the pitch and in hospital. Without their great work, I doubt he'd kick another football again...
     
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    I'm still not finding anything official on his stability.

    Can someone share a link please?
     
  20. Ross

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    Have a look at Sky Sports News if you are anywhere near your television.
     
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    There is a 700 mile distance between me and British television.

    Nowhere on the web has official confirmation? Neither BBC nor SSN.
     
  22. Ross

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    Sorry, I can't find anything
     
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    Thanks.

    That's encouraging to read. I'll wait for more concrete news, but things are looking hopeful.
     
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    Just read this on BBC - reminds me of Marc Vivien Foe.

    Hope he makes a full recovery; the quick work of the medics has given him the best chance possible.
     
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    BBC have updated their story to say that he is 'critically ill' in the Heart Attack Unit.

    It denotes that he is alive, but barely. Hoping he of course pulls through.

    Link
     
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    Because this...
    No, it wasn't. All we know is that he collapsed and received medical help on the pitch before being taken to hospital. Your title was inaccurate and sensationalist.

    And Phil O'Donnell.
     
  28. Ross

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    OK, reasonable I suppose. Thanks for the explanation though
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_association_footballers_who_died_while_playing

    Not to throw negativity on it all, but it's astonishing how football players can even play with an undiagnosed condition, or suffer a sudden attack of some sort. It's actually a frightening list, and not all are cardiovascular related. But of those that are, I knew of and/or remember David Longhurst, Marc-Viven Foe, Matt Gadsby and Phil O'Donnell
     
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    The fact that he was stable and is now critical indicates some deterioration in his condition, so I have everything crossed that he is alright :nervous: