Damar Hamlin Showing Signs of Improvement After Cardiac Arrest

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Buffalo Bills Player Damar Hamlin Shows Signs of Improvement

The Buffalo Bills are sharing a promising update about Damar Hamlin‘s health.

Two days after the NFL star was hospitalized after going into cardiac arrest while on the field during a Jan. 2 game against the Cincinnati Bengals, his team released a statement detailing the safety’s condition.

“Damar remains in the ICU in critical condition with signs of improvement noted yesterday and overnight,” the Buffalo Bills tweeted on Jan. 4. “He is expected to remain under intensive care as his health care team continues to monitor and treat him.”

The social media post comes a day after the athlete’s uncle Dorrian Glenn shared the Hamlin—who is currently hospitalized at at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center—had been put on a ventilator. While Glenn initially told CNN Jan. 3 that Hamlin had been resuscitated twice, Jordon Rooney, a marketing rep and friend who says he’s spokesperson for the family, clarified to NBC News on Jan. 4 that Hamlin’s uncle misspoke and the 24-year-old was on resuscitated once—while on the field at Paycor Stadium.

However, Glenn went on to note that the family is now hoping they will be able to take Hamlin off the ventilator when he begins breathing on his own.

“They sedated him just to give a better chance for him to just continue to heal better,” he explained. “We are just taking it day by day. It seems like he’s trending upwards in a positive way.”

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During the match, onlookers watched medical staff rush to administer CPR for over 10 minutes with his teammates visibly emotional as they surrounded him

An hour after his collapse, the NFL made the move to postpone the game. 

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