Hospital Says Damar Hamlin is Awake and Holding Hands with Family

ON January 5th, 2023, the Buffalo Bills released a statement regarding the condition of safety Damar Hamlin, saying in a Twitter statement that Damar has shown remarkable improvement.

Damar Hamlin was rushed from the playing field and placed in the intensive care unit at UC Medical Center since a Monday Night Football game that Hamlin collapsed in, after performing what appeared to be a routine tackle in the game. Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest on the play against the Cincinnati Bengals and had to be resuscitated on the playing field.

“Per the physicians caring for Damar Hamlin at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Damar has shown remarkable improvement over the past 24 hours. While still critically ill, he has demonstrated that he appears to be neurologically intact. His lungs continue to heal and he is making stead progress.

In another a statement, Damar Hamlin’s agent Rob Butler said, “Damar has made substantial improvement overnight. We are so thankful for all of the first responders, doctors and hospital staff and everyone who has played a role in this process.”

About Damar Hamlin

Damar Hamlin is a professional American football player who currently plays as a safety for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Pittsburgh, where he was a standout player and earned All-ACC honorable mention honors in 2018. He went on to be selected by the Bills in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

As a rookie in the 2021 season, Hamlin played in 13 games for the Bills, primarily as a reserve defensive back and special teams player. He recorded 14 tackles and one interception in his debut season.