Fabrice Muamba is in a stable condition in hospital, according to Sky Sports News, after collapsing on the pitch during an FA Cup match between Tottenham and Bolton on Saturday.

The news came after the Bolton midfielder had earlier been rushed to a local hospital following the incident at White Hart Lane in North London.

The FA Cup quarterfinal score stood at 1-1 when, in the 41st minute, Muamba collapsed face first to the ground without another player in his immediate vicinity.

Attempts were made to attempt to resuscitate Muamba on the field, according to the Guardian.

After 10 minutes of medics from both clubs surrounding Muamba, he was then taken off the pitch on a stretcher, with the 23-year-old still not breathing, according to ESPN, as reported by the BBC.

Players from both teams were seen visibly distressed and in tears at the severity of the situation.

Bolton Wanderers can confirm that Fabrice Muamba has been taken to hospital following his collapse at White Hart Lane this evening during the FA Cup quarterfinal, a statement read on the club's official Web site. There is no further information at this stage.

Following the incident, the match was abandoned and fans were asked to leave the stadium. Supporters from both sides were also seen in tears as they left White Hart Lane in stunned silence.

Muamba, who was born in Zaire before moving to England at the age of 11, joined Arsenal's youth academy in 2002, but failed to become a first-team regular for Arsene Wenger's side.

After a loan spell at Birmingham, Muamba moved to St. Andrews on a permanent basis in 2007 for £4 million.

Muamba was unable to save Birmingham from relegation from the Premier League that season, however, and after one year moved to Bolton Wanderers.

Muamba has made 33 appearances for the England under-21 side.