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Damar Hamlin 'AWAKE and showing signs of improvement' says Bills teammate Kaiir Elam

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Damar Hamlin 'AWAKE and showing signs of improvement' says Bills teammate Kaiir Elam

Damar Hamlin is ‘WAKE UP and showing signs of improvement’ Bills teammate Kaiir Elam said as doctors announced Buffalo safety ‘neurologically intact’ after suffering on-field cardiac arrest Monday

  • Bills safety Damar Hamlin is awake and showing signs of improvement
  • Doctors said Hamlin was ‘neurologically intact’ after his cardiac arrest
  • His lungs are getting better and he can hold the hands of loved ones
  • Hamlin suffered an on-field cardiac arrest during Monday’s game at Cincinnati
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Damar Hamlin is awake and showing signs of improvement after suffering cardiac arrest and being resuscitated during Monday’s Bills-Bengals game in Cincinnati.

Buffalo cornerback Kaiir Elam made the announcement Thursday on Twitter: ‘Our son is doing better, awake and showing more signs of improvement. Thank you, Lord. Keep the prayers coming please. All love 3!’

Doctors at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center issued their own statement, noting that Hamlin’s ‘neurological condition and function are intact.’

Dr. called UC’s Timothy Pritts called the development a turning point in Hamlin’s recovery.

The Bills, too, released a statement, reporting that Hamlin is improving: ‘While seriously ill, he has shown that he appears to be neurologically intact. His lungs continue to heal and he is making steady progress.’

Hamlin is under sedation, but according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoportrecently started holding the hands of loved ones in the hospital.

Damar Hamlin is awake and showing signs of improvement after suffering cardiac arrest and being resuscitated during Monday's Bills-Bengals game in Cincinnati

Damar Hamlin is awake and showing signs of improvement after suffering cardiac arrest and being resuscitated during Monday’s Bills-Bengals game in Cincinnati

On Wednesday, Bills players had an ’emotional’ phone call with Hamlin’s father, Mario, who had an encouraging update about his son.

“The team needs it,” a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The NFL Network is reporting that the Bills plan to practice Thursday for the first time since Monday’s game was postponed indefinitely. The team went through a walkthrough of the training facility in Orchard Park on Wednesday.

Another source told NFL Network’s Mike Giardi that the call was ’emotional,’ but provided some ‘calm’ for the players in the midst of a difficult week.

‘It’s not easy,’ the source told Giardi, adding that ‘they’re doing it together.’

The Bills released their own statement Thursday, saying Hamlin is neurologically intact

The Bills released their own statement Thursday, saying Hamlin is neurologically intact

Bills cornerback Kaiir Elam updated fans on Hamlin's improvements Thursday

Bills cornerback Kaiir Elam updated fans on Hamlin’s improvements Thursday

Hamlin is under sedation, but according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, recently started holding the hands of loved ones at the hospital

Hamlin is under sedation, but according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, recently started holding the hands of loved ones at the hospital

Bills spokesmen did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for further details about the call.

Hamlin was resuscitated by medics on the Paycor Stadium field, but updates have been positive in the days since, with his ventilator usage reduced from 100 percent to 50 percent on Tuesday.

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ESPN spoke with Rooney outside the hospital in Cincinnati on Wednesday, and he revealed the positive news that doctors are happy with the progress he’s made.

Rooney was also quick to correct the ‘misinformation’ being spread about the number of times Hamlin was revived, with the player’s uncle telling reporters it happened twice, once at the stadium and once at the hospital.

Today it was revealed that there was only one resuscitation, on the field at Paycor Stadium.

The 12-3 Bills host the New England Patriots on Sunday, and could still have a chance to wrestle the top seed in the AFC playoffs away from the 13-3 Kansas City Chiefs, depending on whether or not the NFL rules. in last week’s game against Cincinnati to complete.

One option is to cancel the remainder of the Bills-Bengals game, and use winning percentage to determine playoff seeding in the AFC. Such a move would give the Chiefs the advantage of securing a first-round bye and home-field advantage in the postseason.

Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott kneels as Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin (3) is treated on the field following a collision in the first quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paycor Stadium

Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott kneels as Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin (3) is treated on the field following a collision in the first quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paycor Stadium