Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba was critically ill in a hospital‚Äôs heart attack unit on Saturday night after collapsing during an FA Cup quarterfinal at Tottenham.
Muamba fell face-down to the field near the midfield line without any players near him.
Medics rushed onto the field with a defibrillator and treated the 23-year-old, pumping his chest for around six minutes of treatment before he was rushed to hospital.
Bolton manager Owen Coyle and striker Kevin Davies accompanied Muamba to the hospital and Coyle later gave an update to Sky News saying, ‚ÄúFabrice is critically ill. The next 24 hours are going to be absolutely crucial.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúWe‚Äôve obviously been inundated with people wishing him well and we hope that if everybody can pray strongly tonight that Fabrice is able to recover,‚ÄĚ Coyle said. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs very serious. There‚Äôs not getting away from that. He‚Äôs critically ill and God willing he makes it through.‚ÄĚ