Damar Hamlin continues to make progress and his neurological function is ‘excellent’.
Damar Hamlin continues to make progress with his neurological function ‘excellent’ and he’s still breathing on his own, doctors say – but the Buffalo Bills player remains in critical condition after suffering cardiac arrest
Damar Hamlin’s neurological function is said to be “excellent” as the Buffalo Bills’ safety continues to make progress following his on-field cardiac arrest on Monday.
The 24-year-old has shown encouraging signs over the past few days, and doctors at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center provided an update Saturday afternoon.
The Bills released the details on their official Twitter account with the statement: “According to doctors at UC Medical Center, Damar is making further progress in his recovery but remains in critical condition.
Damar Hamlin’s neurological function is said to be “excellent,” doctors said on Saturday
The 24-year-old suffered cardiac arrest after colliding in the first quarter of the MNF game
“He continues to breathe on his own and his neurological function is excellent.”
The Bills were in for a big surprise on Friday when Hamlin FaceTimed them, said “I love you boys” and flexed his arm muscles after removing his breathing tube.
Bill’s head coach Sean McDermott spoke to the press after interacting with Hamlin and attempted to describe the scene to reporters, but admitted he “probably won’t be able to do it justice.”
Hamlin (No. 3) got up briefly after attacking Higgins before falling back in shocking scenes as the Buffalo Bills played Cincinnati Bengals
Hamlin collapsed moments later, falling backwards and lying motionless on the floor
“Amazing, touching to see Damar,” McDermott began. ‘No. 1, through my own eyes. I know this is something I’ve been looking forward to, I kind of have to see it I guess. And then watching the reaction in the room with the players and the staff and the team.’
Hamlin collapsed and had to be resuscitated on the field after suffering cardiac arrest after a tackle with Cincinnati Bengals’ Tee Higgins in the first quarter of the Monday Night Football game.
The Bills player was taken to hospital and Higgins forwarded the congratulations to Hamlin on Twitter, writing: “My prayers and thoughts go out to @HamlinIslandthe Hamlin Family. I pray that you make it through, brother. Love.’
On the game, the 6-foot, 200-pound Hamlin was injured, Higgins leading with his right shoulder that hit the defensive back in the chest. Hamlin then wrapped his arms around Higgins’ shoulders and helmet to pull him down.
Hamlin stood up quickly, seemed to be adjusting his face mask with his right hand, then fell back about three seconds later and lay motionless.
Surrounded by players from both sides, the Bills’ safety received treatment for 16 minutes before being immobilized and taken off the field. As medical personnel gathered around Hamlin, his playing uniform was cut off.
Players from both teams were visibly stunned by what had happened and many cried on the field.
Many players hugged, including quarterbacks Buffalo’s Josh Allen and Cincinnati’s Joe Burrow. The game was postponed by the NFL and has since been canceled.
Hamlin, previously under sedation, began communicating with doctors in writing on Wednesday and a day later asked who won Monday’s game.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/nfl/article-11609961/Damar-Hamlin-continues-make-progress-neurological-function-excellent.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Damar Hamlin continues to make progress and his neurological function is ‘excellent’.