Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin has shown “remarkable improvement” in the last 24 hours, however still remains critically ill after suffering cardiac arrest on Monday as per the Bills’ Twitter account.
Hamlin collapsed seconds after tackling Cincinnati Bengals receiver Tee Higgins in the first quarter of their game on Monday Night Football this week. He underwent CPR for around 10 minutes before he was transferred to University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
The Bills took to Twitter on Thursday to provide an update on their player.
“Per the physicians caring for Damar Hamlin at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Damar has shown remarkable improvement over the past 24 hours,” the statement said.
“While still critically ill, he has demonstrated that he appears to be neurologically intact. His lungs continue to heal and he is making steady progress.
“We are grateful for the love and support we have received.”
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) January 5, 2023
NFL insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday night that Hamlin had opened his eyes and has been able to grip the hands of those with him, providing many with hope that he’ll pull through.
There’s been lots of support for the 24-year-old league-wide and has seen a GoFundMe page reach up to $7m in donations to his Chasing M’s Foundation.
Teammate Kaiir Elam also provided an encouraging update via Twitter.
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