Stricken soccer star Muamba showing signs of improvement

    Story highlights

    • Soccer star Fabrice Muamba showing signs of improvement after cardiac arrest
    • Bolton player collapsed during a match against Tottenham on Saturday evening
    • Muamba able to breathe without ventilator and respond appropriately to questions
    • Hospital treating the 23-year-old say long-term prognosis will remain unclear for some time
    Soccer star Fabrice Muamba, who suffered a cardiac arrest on the field playing for Bolton Wanderers on Saturday, is able to breathe without a ventilator and respond to questions, according to the hospital treating him.
    The 23-year-old collapsed at Tottenham Hotspur's White Hart Lane stadium in London during an English FA Cup quarterfinal game and was treated by paramedics on the pitch.
    He was subsequently taken to the London Chest Hospital where he has been in a critical condition since Saturday evening.
    But a joint statement released by the hospital and Bolton on Monday evening said Muamba's condition had marginally improved.
    It read: "Fabrice Muamba is continuing to show signs of improvement this evening.