Buffalo Bills security Damar Hamlin has made his first public assertion since going into cardiac arrest throughout Monday’s recreation towards the Cincinnati Bengals.
“When you put real love out into the world it comes back to you 3x’s as much,” he captioned a submit on Instagram on Saturday. “The Love has been overwhelming, but I’m thankful for every single person that prayed for me and reached out.”
A number of footage of Hamlin in his Bills uniform accompanied the submit.
Hamlin added, “On a long road keep praying for me!”
Hamlin, who was sedated and positioned on a ventilator, is now respiratory on his personal and is ready to converse together with his household. Physicians have mentioned that the respiratory tube was eliminated on Friday morning.
Regardless of having the ability to breathe independently, Hamlin continues to be thought-about to be in vital situation.
“Per the physicians at UC Medical Center, Damar is making continued progress in his recovery yet remains in critical condition,” the crew mentioned on Saturday. “He continues to breathe on his own and his neurological function is excellent.”
Per the physicians at UC Medical Middle, Damar is making continued progress in his restoration but stays in vital situation.
He continues to breathe on his personal and his neurological perform is great.
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) January 7, 2023
In line with head coach Sean McDermott, Hamlin spoke to the crew by way of FaceTime on Friday. “Love you boys,” he instructed his teammates.
Hamlin collapsed after tackling Tee Higgins throughout the “Monday Night Football” recreation in Cincinnati. He obtained CPR for greater than 9 minutes on the sector earlier than being taken to UC Medical Middle in an ambulance.
The recreation was subsequently postponed, and the NFL introduced it won’t be made up.
Hamlin has obtained an outpouring of help after hundreds of thousands witnessed his damage play out on tv. Along with shopping for up his quantity three jersey, Hamlin’s charity basis has obtained greater than $8 million in donations.