Five days after Buffalo Bills safetyon the field during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell released a message for fans of the game on Saturday.
“Damar Hamlin’s inspiring progress over the past few days has lifted the spirits of all NFL and football fans across the country,” the post read. posted on the NFL’s Twitter account. “While his recovery is just beginning, we thank the NFL medical staff and the medical staff of both teams whose emergency action likely saved his life. We are also grateful to the professionals at the NFL Medical Center. University of Cincinnati who cared for Damar and continue to monitor his care.”
In the post, Goodell said support for Hamlin, 24, will continue in the form of shirts honoring him.
“This weekend, players and coaches from all 32 teams will wear ‘Love for Damar 3’ t-shirts during pre-match warm-ups during a league-wide show of support for Damar. “
Hamlin was seriously injured Monday in the first quarter of a game against the Cincinnati Bengals. He went down after tackling Bengals receiver Tee Higgins. Hamlin got to his feet, appeared to adjust his face mask with his right hand, then fell back seconds later.
Rescuers treated him on the ground before he was taken to hospital by ambulance. Doctors say a defibrillator and CPR were used minutes after he collapsed.
The match was postponed and then suspended.
Hamlin is making continued progress, the Buffalo Bills said Saturday, citing doctors at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition.
“He continues to breathe on his own and his neurological function is excellent,” the team said in a statement. Tweeter.
after removing his breathing tube, his agent and the team said on Friday.
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