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Reuters – Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin continues to make progress after suffering a cardiac arrest during last Monday’s game but remains in critical condition. in, the NFL team said Saturday.
Hamlin collapsed after tackling the host Cincinnati Bengals and had to recover his heartbeat on the field before being transported to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
“Damar is making good progress toward recovery but remains in critical condition,” said a doctor at the University of California Medical Center. increase.”
The 24-year-old Hamlin, who started for the Bills after an injury to a teammate last September, spent the first two days of his collapse using sedatives and a ventilator to help him breathe.
Hamlin began waking up Wednesday and had his breathing tube removed. He surprised his teammates during a video call on Friday, saying “I love you guys,” flexing his biceps and flashing a heart symbol with his hand.
The NFL said it will show its support for Hamlin at games this weekend, including painting the safety number 3 on every 30-yard line.
The Bills, who will host the New England Patriots in the regular-season finale on Sunday, will wear a “Love for Dummer 3” T-shirt during the pregame warmup in Buffalo, with a “3” jersey patch sewn onto their blue uniforms. Is included. .
(Reporting by Frank Pingue, Toronto; Editing by Ken Ferris)