Reports: Hamlin showing “signs of progress”

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MIAMI, FL —— Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin remains in critical condition at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center after suffering cardiac arrest during Monday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

But according to ESPN, doctors saw promising signs of progress overnight and Hamlin is still sedated but showing improved oxygen levels. Read Also: Emotional video shows players praying and crying after Damar Hamlin’s collapse

Hamlin’s uncle Dorrian Glenn previously stated that the player had to be revived twice after collapsing on the field following a tackle on Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins.

It is understood Hamlin had to be revived twice. The report revealed that the 24-year-old had first been resuscitated on the field and again at the hospital. He is currently at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and is in critical condition in the intensive care unit, a statement from the Bills said.

While Hamlin’s condition remains serious, there have been encouraging signs of improvement, according to multiple media reports.

A friend and business partner of the safety, Jordon Rooney, told ESPN that doctors observed optimistic readings from Hamlin overnight that they had hoped to see by Wednesday morning. His agent, Ron Butler, also noted that the player’s oxygen levels had improved.

The NFL said in a media release this week that the Monday Night Football game between the Bills and Bengals, which was suspended in the first quarter, wouldn’t be resumed this week, and the league has yet to make a decision on whether the game will be played at a later date. 

There have been calls for the NFL to push back the playoff schedule to accommodate the resumption of the game, with ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith suggesting the league delay the start of the playoffs by a week if necessary.

As always, our thoughts and prayers continue to be with Hamlin and his family as he continues to receive treatment. We hope for a complete recovery.

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