“remarkable improvement” of the Bills player, after his heart attack

Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin has shown “remarkable improvement” in his health over the past 24 hours, three days after suffering cardiac arrest from shock during an NFL game, his club announced on Thursday .

“According to doctors caring for Damar Hamlin at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, although he remains in critical condition, he has demonstrated that he appears to be neurologically intact. His lungs continue to heal. heal and he is making steady progress,” the New York-based team said.

“We are grateful for the love and support we have received,” she concluded.

The agency that represents Hamlin also issued a statement with the same optimistic tone, citing the “substantial improvement” in the 24-year-old defender’s condition overnight from Wednesday to Thursday.

On Wednesday, the first encouraging signs had been relayed by various relatives of the players.

On Monday night, Hamlin went into cardiac arrest after suffering a terrible shock to the chest when he tackled an opponent during the regular season game against the Bengals in Cincinnati.

An impressive sequence seen on a national channel by millions of viewers, attending this match between two candidates for the Super Bowl, in a packed stadium, suddenly reduced to silence. Within it, players from both teams gathered around him, many of them praying on their knees, some in tears.

The player was taken care of quickly to receive first medical treatment, for more than half an hour. “His heart started beating again and he was transferred to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center,” his club said at the time.

The NFL, which has postponed the game indefinitely, “has not yet made a decision regarding its possible resumption at a later date,” she said Tuesday.

In the meantime, the championship day, the last of the regular season, is maintained this weekend, and the Bills had to resume training on Wednesday in view of receiving the New England Patriots on Sunday, while fans gathered at outside the stadium to hold a prayer vigil for Hamlin.

The emotion remains strong as to the fate of the player, well beyond the world of sport. US President Joe Biden said he spoke at length with his father and mother on Wednesday upon his arrival at the White House.



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