Damar Hamlin’s breathing tube removed and he’s able to talk, team says

Damar Hamlin’s breathing tube removed and he’s able to talk, team says

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Team: Damar Hamlin speaking, breathing on his own


Bills say that Damar Hamlin talks to his family and can breathe on his own, Bills add

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Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin His agent and team announced Friday that he is now able to breathe on his own and can talk after having his breathing tube removed. This is the latest step in his incredible recovery over the past four days. Going into cardiac arrest and being revived on the field during a match against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Friday’s statement by the Bills stated that Hamlin’s neurologic function was intact and that he had been able talk to his family members and care team. This development was first reportedThe Athletic.

The Bills stated that “he continues to make remarkable progress in his recovery.” In a tweet.

In Another tweetThe team stated that he joined coaches and players for FaceTime meetings and said: “Love you guys.”

Damar Hamlin FaceTimed into today’s team meeting to speak with players and coaches.

He said this to his team: “Love you boys.” pic.twitter.com/8dorrWNaxt

— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) January 6, 2023

Sean McDermott, Bills coach, spoke with reporters and called the moment “amazing” as well as “touching”.

McDermott stated, “I probably won’t be able do it justice.” “… To view Damar, No. 1. Through my own eyes, it’s something that I’ve been looking forward too, almost needing to see.

McDermott claimed he kept it secret from the team before announcing that he had “a treat” in store for them — Hamlin being projected on the big screen in their meeting room.

McDermott stated that the pair stood up straight away and clapped for him.

Hamlin stretched his arms and drew a laugh from his coach. He then put his hands together to make a heart and gave McDermott a thumbs up.

McDermott stated, “He’s just a young man with an infectious personality.”

Damar Hamlin
Damar Hamlin, No. 3 of the Buffalo Bills is seen in New York on October 9, 2022.

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Later, Bills offensive tackle Dion Dawkins told reporters that the team was on a roller coaster ride and was feeling “a positive energy right at this moment.”

“We got to meet our guy and we got 3 smiles, and that’s all we wanted, you know?” Dawkins stated. “He’s here for us, and that is all we can ask for, but he’s taking steps forward so it’s still very emotionally for a lot guys, and we are happy, we’re grateful, and extremely thankful.”

Hamlin, 24, was still listed in critical condition at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center’s intensive care unit on Thursday. Hamlin was able to communicate via writing and also be able to grasp people’s hands.

“So, we know that it’s more than just that the lights are on. We know he’s at home. Dr. Timothy Pritts stated that it appears that all his brain cylinders are firing, which is very gratifying for us all. He still needs to make significant progress, but this is a great turning point in his ongoing care.

After his heart stopped during what appeared to have been a routine tackle during Monday’s game against the Bengals, Hamlin’s recovery is moving in a positive direction. To allow his body to heal, Hamlin spent his first two days in hospital. On aVentilator to aid his breathing.

The encouraging medical reports provided by the Bills encouraged them to return to practice Thursday to prepare for a home game. Game against the New England Patriots Sunday

The shocking sight of Hamlin’s collapse, which was broadcast to a North American audience on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football”, has prompted a flood of support from players and fans from all over the league. Fans, team owners, and players — including Russell Wilson and Tom Brady — have shown their support. Donated Hamlin’s Chasing M’s Foundation had raised over $7.8 million by Friday morning.

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