BY Lorri Wickenhauser, The Western JournalJanuary 5, 2023
9 months ago

Buffalo Bills Provide Major Medical Update to the Recovery of Damar Hamlin

Damar Hamlin, the Buffalo Bills football player who went into cardiac arrest during Monday night's game, is showing some signs of improvement.

In a Twitter post Thursday morning, the team announced, "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 steady progress.

"We are grateful for the love and support we have received."

Others reported Hamlin had opened his eyes, another positive sign.

Teammate Kalir Elam even tweeted that Hamlin was "awake and showing more signs of improvement."

"Our boy is doing better, awake and showing more signs of improvement," Elam posted to Twitter. "Thank you God. Keep the prayers coming please. All love 3!"

The 24-year-old, who plays safety, had just gotten to his feet after what appeared to be a routine tackle when he collapsed backward onto the playing field.

Medical staff gathered around the stricken player and administered CPR and oxygen. An AED, or automated external defibrillator, was used to restart his heart, the NFL told USA Today.

Since then, Hamlin had been under sedation and listed in critical condition.

Rumors, fueled by speculation about the lengthy time that emergency workers administered CPR, circulated about whether there might have been extensive brain damage as a result.

The unexpected event shocked some of the biggest, strongest athletes in the country.

The NFL took the unusual step of suspending the game, while players from both teams, many of them in tears, spontaneously gathered in an unprecedented time of prayer.


Fans and members of the media were also shaken. An ESPN announcer even bowed his head and prayed aloud on air during a live broadcast.

Hamlin had recently spoken in an interview about how quickly an injury can end an NFL player's career.

Asked how he felt about getting to play professional football with childhood friend and teammate Dane Jackson -- who had recently been briefly sidelined with a neck injury -- Hamlin said,  “It feels so surreal, like, I can’t even describe it, but I cherish it every second that I can."

“Every second of every day. We just had our prayer, our DB prayer we do every Wednesday. [Jackson] was next to me, and I just grabbed his hand a little bit harder, just because, you know, you never know when your last day could be that you get [to] experience something like this. I’m cherishing it every moment that I can.”

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Written by: Lorri Wickenhauser, The Western Journal



White House prohibiting official travel to fossil fuel conferences

The Biden administration has decided to restrict senior officials from attending international energy events that endorse carbon-heavy fuels. This decision, which seems to prioritize environmental…
4 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

Gaetz officially looking at being removed from House GOP caucus committees

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has proposed the idea of excluding GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida from the House Republican Conference. This suggestion comes…
4 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

Bill Clinton distinguishes himself from Dem party and calls for migrants to ‘begin working’

Former President Bill Clinton's recent comments on New York's "Right to Shelter Law" and the growing migrant crisis have raised eyebrows, revealing his distinct approach…
4 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

Feinstein’s replacement scrubbing online evidence

Recent revelations indicate that Laphonza Butler, the appointee to replace the late Sen. Dianne Feinstein, may have hastily removed online evidence of her Maryland residence.…
4 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

DeSantis claims he wouldn’t serve as VP under Trump

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, currently competing in the 2024 GOP primary battle, made it clear that he wouldn't serve as former President Donald Trump's vice…
4 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers


We publish the objective news, period. If you want the facts, then sign up below and join our movement for objective news:



    Get news from American Digest in your inbox.

      By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: American Digest, 3000 S. Hulen Street, Ste 124 #1064, Fort Worth, TX, 76109, US, You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact.
      Scelerisque volutpat pellentesque sed ornare egestas. Urna, cursus enim, faucibus tellus amet dignissim imperdiet ut.