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Tottenham players request heart screenings following Muamba incident

It also been confirmed that Bolton’s match with Aston Villa on Tuesday has been postponed.

Tottenham players react after Muamba collapses on the pitch.
Tottenham players react after Muamba collapses on the pitch.

TOTTENHAM PLAYERS HAVE requested heart screenings after the cardiac arrest of Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba on Saturday.

Cardiologist Dr Sanjay Sharma revealed ‘one or two players’ were due to have tests on Monday but now the whole of the squad want to have the tests.

Sharma also stated incidents such as Muamba’s are uncommon, telling Sky News: “These cardiac arrests in young people are very rare, they affect about one in 50,000 people.”

The tests will examine if there is any damage in the heart muscle.

Meanwhile, Muamba remains in a critical condition in the London Chest Hospital in intensive care and no change has been reported in the last 24 hours after the midfielder was medically sedated.

Family of the former Arsenal man have visited him along with colleagues including Johan Djourou and Jermain Defoe.

Meanwhile, Muamba’s fiancee has urged fans to continue to pray for the 23-year-old.

Shauna Muamba – who has a son Joshua with the former Arsenal man – took to her Twitter page to thank supporters for their messages.

She wrote: “Fabrice WILL!! Pull through because God is good. Love u so much fmuamba keep strong we’re praying for u honey xx.

“God is in control. Please keep fmuamba in your prayers … Please keep praying for fmuamba, it’s really helping, I can feel it xx.”

Another post said: “For all your messages of love thank you so much. Where there is life there is hope xx.”

Bolton’s re-arranged match with Aston Villa on Tuesday has been called off due to the incident.

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