Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders says it is "a miracle" to see the progress that Damar Hamlin has been making since Monday. After suffering a cardiac arrest and collapsing on the field, Hamlin's heartbeat was restored on the field before he was transported to a hospital and listed in critical condition.
Fortunately, Hamlin has been making a remarkable progress in recent days as he is now fully breathing on his own and on Friday he was able to FaceTime with his Buffalo Bills teammates. Sanders, who has been friends with Hamlin since their high school football days, admitted that seeing Hamlin collapse was something extremely disturbing.
"It's a miracle. I don't know any other word for it. His heart stopped twice on the field and a third time in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. It scared me. It scared everybody else. But for me, being so close to him, it scared the s--- out of me, I'm not going to lie.
I'm still a little shook up," Sanders told the NBC Sports Philadelphia.
Sanders: I almost had to go to the hospital after the Hamlin situation
"I couldn't even speak. I almost had to go to the hospital myself," Sanders admitted.
Moments after Hamlin collapsed on the field, Bills athletic trainer Denny Kellington administered a life-saving CPR to Hamlin. After Kellington did an outstanding job to restore Hamlin's heartbeat, Hamlin was transported to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
Now, Sanders is expressing showing recognition to every medical worker who helped Hamlin avoid the worst-case scenario. "I'd love to reach out to the medical people, whoever was there on site to help my boy. Man, the whole world was scared, but his family and his friends, I was terrified.
I want to find every one of them and shake their hand and thank them. They saved his life. You scared me, bro. You scared me. For real," Sanders said.