The Buffalo Bills have given a very promising update on Damar Hamlin, revealing that he has "shown remarkable improvement" over the past 24 hours. On Monday night, Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest on the field and collapsed.
Hamlin's condition is still listed as critical but he has been making progress. Also, the Bills and the entire Hamlin family are eternally grateful for all the support Hamlin has received since the horror scene. "Per the physicians caring for Damar Hamlin at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Damar has shown remarkable improvement over the past 24 hours.
While still critically ill, he has demonstrated that he appears to be neurologically intact. His lungs continue to heal and he is making steady progress. We are grateful for the love and support we have received," the Bills said in their statement.
Bills coach praised for his handling of the Hamlin situation
After Hamlin collapsed on the field, Bills head coach Sean McDermott told Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor that he needed to go to the hospital to be with his player.
"When I got over there, the first thing he said was, 'I need to be at the hospital for Damar, and I shouldn't be coaching this game,'" Taylor recalled. The Bills and Bengals players were clearly in major distress after Hamlin collapsed and suspending the game was the obvious choice.
"Seeing the way he handled his team just deepened that respect for him and verified everything I always thought he was about as a man," Taylor said. Meanwhile, the NFL has announced that the Bills and Bengals won't resume this week.
Also, there is a strong belief that the game won't be resumed at all. In the meantime, the Bengals and Bills are expected to play their Week 18 game as scheduled. Hopefully, Hamlin's situation continues to progress for the better in the next couple of days.