"Fabrice Muamba remains in intensive care at The London Chest Hospital. He is continuing to show signs of improvement this evening.
He is currently able to breathe independently without the aid of a ventilator. He has also been able to recognise family members and respond to questions appropriately.
These are all positive signs of progress. However, his condition remains serious and the medical staff in intensive care will continue to monitor and treat him.
His family and club would like to thank the media for continuing to respect their privacy at this time."
There is clearly a long way to go but this is hugely positive news for Fabrice Muamba and has family - I have everything crossed that these are the first steps to a full recovery.
Apologies for not posting over the past few days; I witnessed the young man's collapse on Saturday evening and it will be something that stays with me for a long time. Football has taken a back-seat in my mind but I intend to return to usual duties tomorrow with The Blog Cup results.
Stay safe one and all. x