As Muamba recovers, PL plans medical review
Monday, March 19, 2012
LONDON (AP) -- Fabrice Muamba's cardiac arrest during a match has prompted the English Premier League to see if any improvements can be made to medical tests for players and the treatment available during games.
The Bolton midfielder remains in a serious condition in intensive care, but he began breathing independently again and speaking on Monday, two days after collapsing during an FA Cup quarterfinal at Tottenham.
Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore said on Tuesday that "everyone comes out of this with huge credit," particularly the medics at Tottenham who immediately raced onto the pitch to try to resuscitate the 23-year-old Muamba.
But there will be a full review of the treatment available at White Hart Lane for Muamba and the medical checks that players receive.