The Buffalo Bills provided another update on safety Damar Hamlin Saturday, stating that he continues to recover from his traumatic injury.
We’ve come a long way since Monday Night Football, which is a good thing for safety Damar Hamlin, who suffered a traumatic injury after some incidental contact from Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins.
Higgins himself had very little to do with the injury, as the hit itself could’ve happened on any given play in an NFL game. In many ways, that’s part of what made Hamlin’s injury so scary.
Medical staff gave Hamlin nearly 10 minutes of CPR on the field, and he was taken via ambulance to a nearby hospital where he was put on a ventilator.
Bills give update on Damar Hamlin’s health
The initial update on Damar Hamlin’s health was vague, but every subsequent statement has gotten more positive. This included Saturday’s revelation, which stated that “per the physicians at UC Medical Center, Damar is making continued progress in his recovery yet remains in critical condition. He continues to breathe on his own and his neurological function is excellent.”
Buffalo’s press relations staff has done an excellent job keeping the public up to date on Damar’s condition, as the reaction from most of the NFL world was one of concern. Hamlin’s charity, which aimed to raise money for a toy drive in McKee’s Rocks, has surpassed $8 million as a result of fans wanting to do something — anything, in fact — to help.
Hamlin’s initial concern when he was awoken by doctors was whether Buffalo had won their Week 17 game against the Bengals, which speaks to his overall character. That game, of course, was postponed and eventually voided altogether.
We’ll have more updates on Damar’s condition as they become available, but the prevailing emotion at this point in time is a positive one.