The world woke up to incredible news on Thursday morning when Buffalo Bills and cornerback Kaiir Elam provided updates on safety Damar Hamlin. Elam tweeted that the second-year pro is “awake and showing more signs of improvement.”
“Our boy is doing better, awake and showing more signs of improvement,” Elam posted to Twitter. “Thank you God. Keep the prayers coming please. All love 3!”
“[Bills] S Damar Hamlin opened his eyes last night and is responsive. Truly incredible,” NFL Network posted to Twitter on Thursday. “One thing that’s very clear from speaking to those close to him: They are endlessly appreciative of the medical care given to Hamlin on the field immediately, then over the last 72 hours.”
Hamlin has been in critical condition since Monday night, when he suffered a cardiac arrest following a hit he delivered on Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins. Hamlin stood up, stumbled, and then fell down to the ground. He was administered CPR before an ambulance rushed him to the hospital.
Hamlin’s terrifying collapse to the turf stunned the NFL world as the league awaited news on his status.
On top of the good news of him waking up was him reportedly gripping the hands of family members after he woke up.
Thoughts and prayers have poured in for Hamlin across the sports world since Monday night. He still has a long way to go, but it is welcome news that his progress is happening so rapidly.
The Bills will practice on Thursday for the first time since Hamlin’s cardiac arrest.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.