NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has broken his silence on the situation of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin, who remains in hospital after going into cardiac arrest on Monday night.
The 24-year-old Hamlin collapsed after making a tackle on Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins. Thankfully, medical personnel managed to restore Hamlin’s heartbeat before he was taken away in an ambulance.
Hamlin has been making significant progress in his recovery. On Friday, it was reported that his breathing tube was removed, and that Hamlin started communicating with teammates again. Hamlin told Bills players and coaches “Love you boys” in a FaceTime call during a team meeting.
Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Goodell issued the following statement on Hamlin’s situation:
“Extraordinary situations bring out extraordinary people, and we continue to see that…His improving condition lifted the spirits of the entire league.”
The NFL announced on Thursday that they were officially scrapping the Bills-Bengals game, with no plans to reschedule it. The Bengals have been declared the AFC North Champions, while the Bills need a win and a Kansas City Chiefs loss to the Las Vegas Raiders to win the AFC’s top seed.
Cincinnati will host Baltimore this Sunday, while the Bills will welcome the archrival New England Patriots to Highmark Stadium.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.