The person responsible for saving Damar Hamlin’s life on Monday night has been identified.
The Buffalo Bills safety is recovering well at hospital, having regained consciousness on Wednesday night. But the football community had been sweating as he lay fighting for his life following a life-threatening incident during his team’s MNF clash against the Cincinnati Bengals.
The 24-year-old’s heart stopped after a collision with Tee Higgins and he had to be resuscitated on the pitch. According to Alber Breer, the man who used his quick judgment to save the player’s life is Denny Kellington, the team’s assistant athletic trainer.
“One hero who should be recognized here: Last night, I was told the work of Bills assistant athletic trainer Denny Kellington in administering CPR to Damar Hamlin on Monday was absolutely vital,” Breer tweeted on Thursday. “The speed and skill with which he and others reacted = A huge difference-maker.”
The story might have been a very different one had Kellington not quickly recognized that Hamlin needed CPR.
While Hamlin remains in critical condition, his recovery is going as well as could be expected under the circumstances.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.