A joint statement on the condition of Fabrice Muamba issued by Barts and The London NHS Trust and Bolton Wanderers FC at 11.45am on Tuesday 20 March reads:
"Fabrice Muamba has had a comfortable night in the intensive care unit at The London Chest Hospital, where the medical team is continuing to monitor his progress.
"Fabrice's family has asked us to thank everyone again for their thoughts and prayers and for the continued messages of support, from which they draw great strength.
"To ensure the smooth running of the hospital for all patients - as well as Fabrice's need to concentrate on his recovery – they would request that he receive no more visitors for the moment, outside of immediate family and members of Bolton Wanderers Football Club.
"They would also like to thank the media for continuing to respect their privacy."
Wanderers manager Owen Coyle also spoke about the 23-year-old midfielder
"The consultants have stressed to us that it is still incredibly early in the process. They continue to monitor Fabrice's condition.
"His heart is beating without the help of medication but we remain very much at the beginning of a long-term journey for Fabrice and his family.
"He has been visited today by a number of our players. I have been in to see Fabrice and we had a brief exchange of words. That will remain private.
"Fabrice is a fighter and his family have shown great strength in this testing time. They have been greatly comforted by the huge amount of support they have received from around the world.
"I'd like to thank all our Wanderers fans who have been in touch, and a special mention must go to our supporters on Saturday who were outstanding, as indeed were Tottenham's."
The midfielder's recovery in hospital continues.