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After suffering cardiac arrest during Saturday's game against Tottenham the Trotters' medic has revealed the midfielder responded to him positively since regaining consciousness.

Bolton's team doctor has revealed that Fabrice Muamba’s continued recovery in intensive care is progressing well.

It was confirmed on Monday that the player has started to communicate with family and friends after suffering cardiac arrest during Saturday's FA Cup clash with Tottenham.

"I'm glad to say that the early signs of recovery have continued. I went in and he said 'Hi, doc'. I asked him how he was and he said 'Fine',” Dr Jonathon Tobin told The Belfast Telegraph. "I explained to him what had happened, that's the sort of level of communication I have had with Fabrice."

Tobin also revealed that, before arriving at the London Chest Hospital, medics tried to revive Muamba unsuccessfully for 48 minutes.

The 23-year-old's heart started beating again after a further 15 shocks with a defibrillator.

"In effect, he was dead in that time," Dr. Tobin added.

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