Damar Hamlin, the Buffalo Bills safety who collapsed on the field during Monday night’s game, has made amazing progress since being airlifted to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
Many people close to Hamlin shared encouraging updates on Thursday.
He has been responsive, which is highly encouraging — neurologically intact, according to the Bills — and has been holding the hands of people near to him, Ian Rapoport said.
Cornerback Kaiir Elam, Hamlin’s teammate, tweeted Thursday morning that the 24-year-old is awake and displaying further signs of progress.
Our boy is doing better, awake and showing more signs of improvement. Thank you God. Keep the prayers coming please. All love 3!— Kaiir Elam (@kaiirelam5) January 5, 2023
Hamlin’s agent, Agency 1 Sports, also offered some positive news and appreciated all for their encouragement over the last several days.
During the first quarter of Monday night’s game, Hamlin went into cardiac arrest after collapsing on Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins. Originally, it looked like Hamlin was unharmed, but he slumped on the field seconds later.
His family claims that he had to be resuscitated twice.
Since his heart had stopped, doctors had to revive him twice. They resuscitated him on the field before bringing him to the hospital, and then they resuscitated him again when he got to the hospital, Hamlin’s uncle, Dorrian Glenn stated.
The Bills apparently spoke from Hamlin’s dad, Mario Hamlin, through Zoom on Wednesday.
While his kid was still in the intensive care unit, he was making improvement, he said.
Damar Hamlin is still not out of the woods. He still has a long journey ahead of him and will appreciate any and all prayers.
I wish him the best of luck in his recovery.