Damar Hamlin’s family is reportedly providing updates on the Bills player’s health

A Buffalo Bills safety representative Damar Hamlin said he offered an update Wednesday on the player’s health as he remained in the University of Cincinnati medical center following a medical emergency.

Doctors at the hospital got “promising readings they were hoping to see,” ESPN reported, citing Jordon Rooney and the Hamlin family. Rooney reportedly added that it appeared that “progress” had been made. Hamlin was still in intensive care sedated and considered in critical condition.

Rooney also clarified to the outlet that Hamlin only needed to be revived once, at Paycor Stadium. Dorian Glenn, Hamlin’s uncle, told CNN Tuesday night that Hamlin’s heart needed to be restarted for the second time.

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Buffalo Bills fans and community members gather for a candlelight vigil for Bills safety Damar Hamlin on Tuesday in Orchard Park, New York. Hamlin collapsed Monday while going into cardiac arrest after making what appeared to be a routine tackle during the NFL team’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Cincinnati. Hamlin was sedated and in critical condition on Tuesday.
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Rooney also cautioned that Hamlin still had “a long way to go in his recovery,” but the family were optimistic.

“They are euphoric right now,” he added to the Associated Press. “Damar is still their number one concern. But for them, they’re always looking at how to turn a little worrying situation into a good one. The rebound from that for him and his family will be incredible.”

Rooney said he is Hamlin’s friend and marketing rep. He released a statement on behalf of the family on Tuesday afternoon. It is not clear how much he is in contact with the doctors working on the player.

Glenn spoke to the NFL Network Tuesday night and offered more optimism about Hamlin’s condition. He said Hamlin improved to 50% oxygen on a ventilator.

Hamlin went into cardiac arrest at 8:55 pm during Monday night’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals after making a tackle on Tee Higgins. Medical staff performed CPR for nine minutes on the field before he was taken to a local hospital.

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A poster is attached to a fence outside the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in Cincinnati on Tuesday.  Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin was rushed to the hospital after collapsing on the field during an NFL game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night.

A poster is attached to a fence outside the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in Cincinnati on Tuesday. Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin was rushed to the hospital after collapsing on the field during an NFL game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night.
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“I’m really, really grateful for the medical personnel who worked with him,” Glenn said of the “heartbreaking” events. “They’ve been really amazing and helped him with his recovery. It was a really, really scary scene to witness yesterday, as probably everyone in the country can agree. I was going to feel the way I did no matter who it was.” , but to be my nephew, man, it was mostly a gut punch to see him. I’m thankful he’s still here, he’s still alive, and he’s still fighting. We’re going through it on a day-to-day basis and continuing to let the medical staff do what they does”.

Hamlin’s family released a statement on Tuesday expressing “heartfelt gratitude” for the support they received during a “difficult time” for the family.

“On behalf of our family, we want to express our sincere gratitude for the love and support shown to Damar during this difficult time. We are deeply moved by the prayers, kind words and donations from fans across the country,” it reads in the statement. .

The media world was stunned Monday night when Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed on the field.

The media world was stunned Monday night when Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed on the field.
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The game between the Bills and the Bengals has been postponed.

Ryan Morik of Fox News contributed to this report.

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