Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba has started speaking again, according to Curtis Codrington, who says he is a friend of the player and is one of just 83 people Muamba follows on the social networking site Twitter.

Press Association Sport spoke to Codrington on Monday evening when he was on his way to see Muamba in hospital following the 23-year-old's cardiac arrest during Bolton's FA Cup quarter-final tie with Tottenham on Saturday night.

"Fabrice is speaking and moving," said Codrington. "He has spoken minimal words in French and English."

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