Muamba remains critical after cardiac arrest

ROB HARRIS AP Sports Writer Published:

LONDON (AP) -- Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba remains in critical condition after going into cardiac arrest and collapsing during an FA Cup match at Tottenham.

Bolton said in a statement Sunday that the 23-year-old player's heart only "started working again" at a London hospital Saturday night.

The former England under-21 player fell face-down to the pitch near midfield during Saturday's match and medics rushed out to begin resuscitating him.

Releasing more details of Muamba's condition, Bolton says that he remains "in a critical condition" in intensive care at the London Chest Hospital's heart attack unit.

Bolton manager Owen Coyle returned to the east London hospital Sunday morning after rushing there with Muamba, who has played 33 times for England's under-21 squad.