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Fabrice Muamba no longer critical

Updated: March 20, 2012, 10:20 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- English soccer player Fabrice Muamba began breathing independently and responding to family members on Monday, showing significant signs of recovery in intensive care two days after suffering a cardiac arrest during a match.

The 23-year-old Bolton midfielder collapsed on the field just before halftime at Tottenham on Saturday. Initial attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful, and his heart started beating on its own again only later in the hospital.

For two days, amid ...

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