NFL and MLB legend Bo Jackson told hospitalized Damar Hamlin ‘hell yeah we won young man’ after hearing the Bills player ask ‘did we win?’ three days from his cardiac arrest
NFL and baseball legend Bo Jackson sent a message to Damar Hamlin, telling him ‘we’re going to win’ after hearing the hospitalized Bills’ safety question whether his team had won Monday night’s game.
The 24-year-old has shown encouraging signs in his progress in recent days after suffering a cardiac arrest and being resuscitated in the first quarter of a Monday Night Football game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
The football world came together following the terrifying moment and Jackson, who played for the Las Vegas Raiders between 1987 and 1990, responded to Hamlin’s question three days after his collapse.
Damar Hamlin asked if the Bills had beaten the Bengals after waking up after his cardiac arrest
NFL and baseball legend Bo Jackson sent a message of safety to the hospitalized Bills in response
‘Dear @HamlinIsland, Your question is, “Did we win?” The answer to that is yes, we won,’ the 1990 Pro-Bowler wrote on his Twitter profile.
‘The moment you open your eyes, the nation celebrates and rejoices. So to answer your question, hell yeah we won young man!!’
Doctors at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center said Hamlin had made ‘significant improvement’ on Thursday.
‘He is starting to wake up and it appears his neurological condition and function is intact,’ said UC College of Medicine Dr. Timothy Pritts in a video press conference.
Hamlin was sedated following his on-field resuscitation Monday, but began communicating with doctors in writing Wednesday as his verbal communication remains hampered by his respiratory tube. The 24-year-old defensive back even asked doctors who won Monday’s game, which was postponed indefinitely after he collapsed in the first quarter.
‘Our response was: Damar, you won,’ Pritts told reporters. ‘You won the game of life.’