While playing for the Buffalo Bills in a Monday night US National Football League game in Cincinnati , Damar Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest on the field.
The Bills provided a quick status update on his situation on Wednesday.
The Buffalo community, the NFL, and the sports world have all paid Hamlin tribute.
Hamlin showed “signs of improvement noted yesterday and overnight,” according to a tweet from the Bills.
“He is expected to remain under intensive care as his health care team continues to monitor and treat him.”
After hitting Cincinnati Bengals receiver Tee Higgins, whose helmet seemed to strike Hamlin in the chest, Hamlin experienced a cardiac arrest during the game.
Hamlin rose to his feet, then stumbled and fell on his back.
His family and friends were shocked by his injury during the game, according to his uncle Dorrian Glenn.
Mr. Glenn told CNN, “I’ve never cried that hard in my life.”
“Just to know, like, my nephew basically died on the field and they brought him back to life. I mean, it’s just heartbreaking.”
Hamlin’s buddy and marketing agent Jordon Rooney then claimed that Mr. Glenn had misspoken when he informed CNN that the player needed to be revived twice—once on the field and again in the hospital.
Damar has only had to be revived once, Mr. Rooney said.
Mr. Glenn claimed that his nephew is displaying hopeful signs of recovery, such as physicians reducing the amount of oxygen he requires. Hamlin is still sedated and on a ventilator, he noted.
According to Mr. Glenn, “all they want is for him to have a better chance of recovering.” They believe that if he is sedated, his body will heal much more quickly.
In a separate interview with ESPN, Mr. Glenn stated that the family is appreciative of the numerous tributes that Hamlin has received since his injury, including those from players and fans.
Some of these supporters even left flowers, candles, and signs with well wishes outside the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he is being treated.