Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin is on a ventilator and sedated at UC Health after collapsing during a game on Monday night. According to Hamlin’s uncle Dorrian Glenn, who spoke with CNN, the athlete’s heart stopped and he had to be resuscitated twice – once on the field and once at the hospital.
Glenn told the outlet that the goal is to get Hamlin to breathe without assistance, and that he is currently being flipped over on his stomach to help with the blood on his lungs and take pressure off the area.
“They sedated him just to give a better chance for him to just continue to heal better,” Glenn said. “We are just taking it day by day. It seems like he’s trending upwards in a positive way.”
It’s clear that Hamlin’s family is taking a day-by-day approach to his recovery, and here’s hoping that he makes a full recovery and is able to return to the field when he is ready.
The news of Hamlin’s collapse and hospitalization has shocked and concerned the NFL community. Many players, coaches, and fans have taken to social media to express their support for the athlete and send well wishes for his recovery.
The Buffalo Bills released a statement on the matter, saying: “We are aware of the situation involving Damar Hamlin and are in the process of gathering more information. Our thoughts and prayers are with Damar and his family during this time.”
The team’s head coach, Sean McDermott, also commented on the situation, saying: “Our thoughts and prayers are with Damar and his family. We’ll continue to monitor the situation and be there to support Damar in any way that we can.”
The exact cause of Hamlin’s collapse is not yet known, and it’s unclear if it was related to a pre-existing medical condition or something that occurred during the game. It’s a reminder of the risks and dangers that professional athletes face on the field, and the importance of proper medical care and attention in the event of an injury or emergency.
We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as more information becomes available. In the meantime, our thoughts are with Damar Hamlin and his family as he recovers.