Update: According to the New York Post, one of Damar Hamlin’s teammates, Kaiir Elam said, “Our boy is doing better, awake and showing more signs of improvement. Thank you God. Keep the prayers coming please. All love 3!”
CINCINNATI, Ohio – Things continue looking up for Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin.
The Buffalo Bills provided another positive update on Hamlin’s condition on Thursday morning, saying that Hamlin has made “remarkable” improvement over the last 24 hours. Hamlin, who is currently as UC Medical Center, is still “critically ill,” according to Bills, but they added that his lungs continue to heal as he makes “steady progress.”
Furthermore, the Bills said that Hamlin is “neurologically intact.”
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported more reassuring details that echo the Bills’ statement on Hamlin’s progress. Rapoport said that Hamlin opened his eyes last night and has been “responsive.” Then, Rapport added, Hamlin gripped the hands of one his loved ones in the hospital on Thursday morning.
ESPN’s Coley Harvey, who has been at UC Medical since Hamlin was admitted Monday night, confirmed the details that Rapoport and the Bills provided
This is the first update provided by the Bills since they last tweeted over 24 hours ago that Hamlin’s condition indicated “positive readings” for the first time since he was admitted to UC Medical Center on Monday night.
Hamlin was taken to UC Medical Center by ambulance on Monday night after collapsing following a routine tackle that he made on Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins at Paycor Stadium midway through the first quarter. Initial reports indicated that Hamlin suffered from cardiac arrest and had to be resuscitated on the field with CPR compressions.
Bengals head coach Zac Taylor, along with quarterback Joe Burrow and fellow team captain D.J. Reader, spoke at length with reporters on Wednesday for the first time since Hamlin’s medical emergency. According to Taylor, the focus for the team right now is preparing for the Baltimore Ravens this weekend.
Mohammad Ahmad covers the Bengals for cleveland.com. You can follow him on Twitter @MohammadAhmadTV and read all his coverage at StrictlyStripes.com.
Bills safety Damar Hamlin was taken off of the field in an ambulance after collapsing mid game.— Luther ‘Cyrus’🕳️🐇💨 (@Censored4sure) January 3, 2023
They know what they’ve wrought. This isn’t from a injury. He clearly gets up after the hit. 🤨 pic.twitter.com/RShG5WGGXZ
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