By David K. Li
Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin is showing “signs of improvement” and loved ones are “elated” about his progress, even while he’s still hospitalized in critical condition, his team and family said Wednesday.
Hamlin collapsed on the field Monday night in Cincinnati. First responders performed CPR and he was rushed to nearby University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
“Damar remains in the ICU in critical condition with signs of improvement noted yesterday and overnight,” the Bills said in a statement Wednesday afternoon. “He is expected to remain under intensive care as his health care team continues to monitor and treat him.”
Family friend and spokesman Jordon Rooney said Hamlin’s health is moving in “a positive direction.”
“They are elated right now,” Rooney told The Associated Press. “Damar is still their first concern. But for them, they always look at how they can turn a somewhat troubling situation into a good one. The bounce back from this for him and his family is going to be incredible.”
President Joe Biden told reporters Wednesday that he had spoken with Hamlin’s mother and father “at length.”