Medical staff took two hours to get Muamba's heart working again, but in a statement this afternoon, it was revealed there have been further small reasons for optimism.
"Fabrice Muamba remains in intensive care at the London Chest Hospital, where today he is showing small signs of improvement," read a joint statement, released by Barts and the London NHS Trust and Bolton.
"His heart is now beating without the help of medication and he is also moving his arms and his legs.
"However, his long-term prognosis will remain unclear for some time.
"He is still critically ill and will continue to be closely monitored and treated by staff in The London Chest Hospital's intensive care unit."
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