Damar Hamlin reveals 'excellent enchancment,' stays in important situation

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Buffalo funds safety Damar Hamlin has proven “excellent enchancment” over the previous 24 hours, the group said, as he continues his restoration after collapsing on the sphere all by way of Monday’s sport.

The funds launched an replace on Hamlin’s standing from his medical doctors Thursday morning, noting that he stays critically sick however seems to be neurologically intact.

“Per the physicians caring for Damar Hamlin on the college of Cincinnati Medical center, Damar has proven excellent enchancment over the previous 24 hours,” the group said. “whereas nonetheless critically sick, he has demonstrated that he seems to be neurologically intact. His lungs proceed to heal and he is making regular progress. we’re grateful for the love and assist we have gotten acquired.”

Hamlin’s agency additionally launched a press launch describing the “substantial enchancment” that the safety made in a single day.

CPR was administered to Hamlin, 24, on the sphere Monday evening time for a quantity of minutes after he collapsed following his sort out of Cincinnati Bengals extensive receiver Tee Higgins. Hamlin acquired oxygen, in line with the ESPN broadcast, as he was positioned inside the ambulance and launched off the sphere. He was pushed to the hospital, the place he has remained.

Hamlin’s father, Mario, addressed the funds in a Zoom name Wednesday to current an replace on his son, a supply advised ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Mario Hamlin educated the funds that Damar Hamlin was making progress and, inside the phrases of 1 supply, “the group wished it.”

The NFL introduced Tuesday that the funds-Bengals sport will not resume this week, and the league is undecided on having fun with the sport at a later date. The NFL has not made any modifications to the Week 18 common-season schedule.

The funds started their observe week Wednesday with a stroll-by way of and group conferences in preparation to host the New England Patriots on Sunday. they’re anticipated to maintain their first full observe of the week Thursday.

They made a roster transaction to assist the safety group which will seemingly be with out Hamlin, signing Jared Mayden off the ny Jets‘ observe squad and releasing veteran cornerback Xavier Rhodes. Mayden additionally frolicked on the funds’ observe squad earlier this season.

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