The 24-year-old NFL standout can now speak after previously using a clipboard for communication.
Following his collapse at the start of the NFL game on Monday, Buffalo Bills standout Damar Hamlin has received a new health report.
The 24-year-old had a heart attack on the pitch and was taken to the intensive care unit after being intubated. But now, according to his team’s announcement on Friday morning, Hamlin is healing without the breathing tube (Dec. 6).
Additionally, he can now speak with loved ones after previously having to write messages on a clipboard.
“According to the doctors at UCMC, Damar’s breathing tube was taken out last night. He has continued to make remarkable progress in his recovery, the Buffalo Bills tweeted. He is still able to communicate with his family and care staff, and his neurologic function is unaffected.
This past Wednesday saw Hamlin awake and able to move his hands and feet. Doctors were asked who had won the matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals, and they said, “Yes, Damar, you won. The game of life is yours.
Shortly after the Pennsylvania native’s medical issue during the first quarter, Monday’s game was called off. Skip Bayless, a sports broadcaster, came under fire after some said he sent an offensive tweet following Hamlin’s terrifying collapse.
“No doubt the NFL is considering postponing the rest of this game – but how?” he wrote on Twitter Monday night. “This late in the season, a game of this magnitude is crucial to the regular-season outcome … which suddenly seems so irrelevant.”
He responded to the incident on “Undisputed” after receiving backlash online, with co-host Shannon Sharpe pleading with him to take down the now-viral tweet. Bayless forcefully rebuffed on the Fox Sports programme, saying, “I stand by what I wrote.”
On social media, other players interacted with the 71-year-old, including NBA star Isaiah Thomas. I hope they let you go, bro! It’s incredibly sad for you to even CONSIDER the game, he tweeted to Bayless earlier this week.
Darrell Revis also responded in writing. “When Damar Hamlin’s life is in danger, all you care about is football. I had higher expectations for you. Not in this tweet. The renowned NFL cornerback wrote, “U of all people should know better bro.
As of right now, Bayless has kept his promise to not delete the contentious tweet.