Damar Hamlin's family issues statement, Bills give update on Hamlin's condition
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Damar Hamlin's family has issued a statement, expressing their gratitude for all the support that has come their way. During the first quarter of the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals game, Bills safety Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest.
Hamlin's heartbeat was restored on the field and he is currently battling for his life at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. The Bills, Bengals and the entire NFL community have offered their prayers and support to Hamlin and his family.
“On behalf of our family, we want to express our sincere gratitude for the love and support shown to Damar during this challenging time. We are deeply moved by the prayers, kind words, and donations from fans around the country.
We also want to acknowledge the dedicated first responders and healthcare professionals at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center who have provided exceptional care to Damar. We feel so blessed to be part of the Buffalo Bills organization and to have their support.
We also want to thank Coach Taylor and the Bengals for everything they’ve done. Your generosity and compassion mean the world to us. Please keep Damar in your prayers. We will release updates as soon as we have them," the family's statement read.
Hamlin remains in critical condition
Meanwhile, the Bills said in their latest statement that Hamlin remains listed in critical condition. “Damar Hamlin spent last night in the intensive care unit and remains there today in critical condition at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
We are grateful and thankful for the outpouring of support we have received thus far," the Bills said in a statement. On Tuesday, the NFL confirmed that the Bengals and Bills game won't resume this week. Also, the NFL suggested the game may not be resumed even at a later date as the league “has made no decision regarding the possible resumption of the game at a later date." When it comes to Week 18 games scheduled for this weekend, they will proceed as planned.