Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin had a cardiac arrest and collapsed mid-game during the Monday night matchup against Cincinnati Bengals. The 24-year-old was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Centre after his heartbeat was restored on the field. His uncle Dorrian Glenn spoke to CNN and ESPN and provided Damar Hamlin’s health update.
Glenn confirmed that his nephew’s condition is still critical. He said Hamlin is currently sedated on a ventilator to “try to get his lungs back to full strength.” He is hopeful his nephew’s condition will improve.
Hamlin’s parents are by his side at the hospital. Dorrian Glenn said Hamlin is currently on a ventilator and lying on his stomach to alleviate pressure on his lungs.
However, the conditions are now improving. Glenn confirmed that his nephew had to be resuscitated twice, once on the field and later after taking him to the hospital.
Glenn said his nephew had to be resuscitated twice. Once on the field at Paycor Stadium, once after he arrived at the hospital. There is a concern of lung damage, Glenn said.
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Hamlin’s uncle Dorrian Glenn shared his experience with the heartbreaking incident. He was watching the Monday night game between the Bills and Bengals when his nephew collapsed mid-game. He thought it was a minor incident which was not the case. The family drove down to Cincinnati immediately.
“I’m not a crier, but like I never cried so hard in my life,” Glenn recalled to CNN. “Just to know like my nephew basically died on the field and they brought him back to life, that’s just heartbreaking. To see all of those grown men crying and all the emotion, it was just a gut punch.”
The Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed with 5:58 remaining in the first quarter in the Monday night match against the Cincinnati Bengals. Second-year player coming out of Pittsburgh, Hamlin tackled the Bengals wide receiver, Tee Higgins, after a 13-yard gain, in what appeared to be a routine tackle.
The game was postponed. The NFL commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed the game will not resume this week and that no decision has been made about playing it at a later date.
“Everyone in our community is praying for Damar Hamlin,” the NFL Players Association said in a statement Monday. “We have been in touch with Bills and Bengals players, and with the NFL. The only thing that matters at this moment is Damar’s health and well-being.”
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