Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin, who suffered cardiac arrest during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals, remains in critical condition but has experienced “signs of improvement” in the last 24 hours.
“Damar remains in the ICU in critical condition with signs of improvement noted Tuesday and overnight. He is expected to remain in intensive care while his healthcare team continues to monitor and treat him.
Hamlin’s representative, Jordon Rooney, had also told the Associated Press by telephone that the player’s health condition was going in “a positive direction.” “We all remain optimistic,” he added, without saying more at the request of the family.
Damar Hamlin spent last night in the intensive care unit and remains there today in critical condition at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
We are grateful and thankful for the outpouring of support we have received thus far.
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An uncle of Hamlin, Dorrian Glenn, stressed that his nephew’s condition had improved since Monday, but that they were worried about possible damage to his lungs. “I know he’s struggling. We will continue to pray. He’s in good hands with the medical staff, the doctors have done a great job,” he told ESPN TV.
Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest during Monday’s NFL game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the NFL’s Buffalo Bills after defensive action in the first quarter. The player was revived on the field itself before being taken to hospital where he was admitted in critical condition.
So grateful and thankful for the outpouring of support.
This is bigger than football. ❤️💙
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