Damar Hamlin’s doctors recall he set off ‘all the alarms in intensive care’ in response to Bills TD return

Jump for joy.

That’s how doctors at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center would describe Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin as he watched his team score a touchdown on the first kickoff return against the New England Patriots Sunday in their first game since Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest on the field less than a week earlier.

Damar Hamlin of the Buffalo Bills reacts after a Pittsburgh Steelers miss field goal at Highmark Stadium on October 9, 2022 in Orchard Park, New York.
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Dr. William A. Knight and Dr. Timothy Pritts held a press conference on Monday, providing the latest — and most optimistic — update on Hamlin State, revealing that he was released from their care and transferred to the medical team at Buffalo General Medical Center.


“He was beyond excited and feels very supported by the outpouring of love from across the league and especially the Buffalo area,” Pritts said. “We learned this week that the Bills Mafia is a very real thing and we all feel your love in Western New York.”

The scoreboard depicts a message of support for Damar Hamlin during the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills game at Highmark Stadium on January 8, 2023 in Orchard Park, New York.
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Hamlin posted an image of himself in a hospital bed before kick-off on Sunday but, according to his doctors, he didn’t stay there long.

“He watched the game yesterday. When the the opening kickoff was postponed, he jumped up and down, got up from his chair, set off I think all the ICU alarms in the process, but he was fine. It was just the appropriate reaction to a very exciting play,” Pritts revealed with a smile.

“He enjoyed it very much and has everyone’s support.”


Knight added that Hamlin had reached “key milestones” in his recovery journey, which included being removed from a ventilator Friday morning and shortly after completing its first “lap” around the unit.

“He had physical and occupational therapy sessions, walked around the unit, tolerated a regular diet, met his family and many members of the care team who wanted to see how he was doing – all to bring him at this point where he could be safely returned to Buffalo.”

Damar Hamlin of the Buffalo Bills after a tackle for a loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers on October 9, 2022 in Orchard Park, New York.

Damar Hamlin of the Buffalo Bills after a tackle for a loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers on October 9, 2022 in Orchard Park, New York.
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Hamlin will continue to undergo testing at Buffalo General, but doctors at UC Medical Center say the sophomore’s safety is “neurologically, completely intact” and showing good signs as he progresses through his recovery.


“He still has a bit of a way to go in terms of his continued recovery,” Knight said. “We are thrilled to be where he is today. He’s standing. He walks. He has an incredible and genuine sense of humor. And his family is amazing, and we’re glad he’s with them, but in terms of any kind of conjecture to his future, it’s still a lot in the future, and it’s going to be up to Damar and a great team of doctors to help him.”

Source : BBN NEWS

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