The American football player who suffered a cardiac arrest during a game “has shown remarkable improvement over the past 24 hours”, according to his team.
In a statement, the Buffalo Bills cautioned that Damar Hamlin, 24, was still “critically ill” but he “has demonstrated that he appears to be neurologically intact”.
The NFL team added that “his lungs continue to heal, and he is making steady progress”, as he remains in intensive care at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
He has been in a critical condition in hospital since Monday evening when he collapsed on the field in the Ohio city.
A further update was given by teammate Kaiir Elam, who tweeted: “Our boy is doing better, awake and showing more signs of improvement. Thank you God. Keep the prayers coming please. All love 3!”
The defensive back collapsed on the field and was given CPR for about 10 minutes after he was injured when making a tackle during a match against the Cincinnati Bengals.
He collided with Bengals’ wide receiver Tee Higgins in the incident.
Hamlin then managed to get to his feet and appeared to adjust his helmet before tumbling backwards and lying motionless.
The Bills said his heart stopped before his heartbeat was then “restored” on the pitch by medical staff.
His football shirt was cut off, and he was reportedly given oxygen.
The game was suspended, and later postponed, with the Bills’ match against the New England Patriots this weekend set to go ahead as planned.
Source : Sky.com