As he watches the Bills game from his hospital bed following a cardiac arrest, Damar Hamlin raises his hand in the shape of a heartAs he watches the Bills game from his hospital bed following a cardiac arrest, Damar Hamlin raises his hand in the shape of a heartdown_gradientdown_gradient

As he watches the Bills game from his hospital bed following a cardiac arrest, Damar Hamlin raises his hand in the shape of a heart

After collapsing on the field during a game on January 5, Damar Hamlin is awake and continuing his recovery in the hospital.
From his hospital bed, Damar Hamlin is encouraging his Buffalo Bills teammates. The 24-year-old NFL player watched his team play the New England Patriots on January 8 while holding up a heart with both hands.
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On Saturday, January 7, he ended his social media silence during his recovery.
He wrote from his hospital bed that when you give genuine love to the world, it returns to you three times as much.
The outpouring of love has been overwhelming, but I'm grateful for each and every person who has prayed for me and reached out. Through this, the world ...
...has been brought back together, he added. "If you know me, you know this only going to make me stronger On a long road, keep praying for me.".
After shockingly collapsing during the Bengals' game on January 2, 2023 in Cincinnati, Hamlin is still in the hospital.
After the frightening incident, the NFL decided to call off the game while medical staff rushed to restore Hamlin's heartbeat and worked to do so for a number of minutes before rushing him to the hospital.
It was a "difficult, but necessary" decision, according to Commissioner Roger Goodell, who called the situation "extraordinary.".
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In a later statement, Goodell acknowledged that this week had been extremely difficult.
We are motivated to keep working toward Damar Hamlin's recovery by the improvements in his health as well as the overwhelming national outpouring of love and support ...
...for Damar and his family. We are also incredibly grateful for and proud of the medical staff's incredible work and commend each and every one of them.
Dr. Timothy Pritts, MD shared via the Buffalo Bills on Instagram on January 5 that he first asked who had won the game, to which the medical community responded, "Those who won at the game of life.".
Bills medical staff's quick action was praised by Dr. William Knight IV, MD.
The quick actions of the Bills training staff and the on-field doctors cannot be praised enough, he added.
He added: "It's not just that the lights are on; we know that Damar is responding because he's moving his hands and feet.