Bolton’s Fabrice Muamba Collapses During FA Cup Match vs. Tottenham

| by Alex Groberman

Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba collapsed in the 41st minute of Saturday’s FA Cup match at Tottenham. Paramedics immediately rushed in to resuscitate him, busily treating the 23-year-old -- who reportedly wasn't breathing -- for several minutes. Ultimately, he was carried off the field in a stretcher with an oxygen mask on his face and medics continuing to work on him.

Bolton manager Owen Coyle and forward Kevin Davies left with Muamba and the medics, opting to accompany him to the hospital.

In light of what happened, the match was understandably abandoned. Players and fans at White Hart Lane paid homage to the young talent by visibly praying for his safety and, in some cases, chanting his name.

As of this moment, it is unknown what exactly caused Muamba to collapse or what his current condition is.

Bolton only released this statement on the matter (via The Big Lead):

Bolton Wanderers can confirm that Fabrice Muamba has been taken to hospital following his collapse at White Hart Lane this evening during the FA Cup quarter-final

Stay tuned.

Update: Per Fox Soccer Trax – “I regret to inform you that we have now been told that Muamba is fighting for his life per the BBC.”

Update 2: Per Deadspin - "Sky News is reporting that Muamba's breathing has been restored and he is currently in stable condition at (a) hospital."