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After Beating Death by Insane Odds, Damar Hamlin Had Only Three Words for His Bills Teammates

Published 01/08/2023, 4:19 PM EST

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Damar Hamlin collapsed after a cardiac arrest episode on-field on January 2, 2023, and sent the entire NFL world into frenzied worry. Hamlin collided with Cincinnati Bengals wideout Tee Higgins and had to be given CPR for resuscitation. The Buffalo Bills and Bengals ended up suspended and later canceled. However, even after news of recovery, every bit of Damar news is just as reassuring.

After waking up and in his first written communication with the University of Cincinnati Medical Center staff, Damar wanted to know who won the game. And his dedication to the Buffalo program didn’t go unnoticed. However, Damar took a step ahead and even reached out to his worried teammates.

Damar Hamlin left the Bills Mafia energized and revitalized with his message


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Damar depended on ventilator support for his damaged lungs and remained intubated for almost 24 hours before the good news arrived. However, after regaining his vital stability, Damar is now interacting with friends, family, and teammates. The safety had a video call on FaceTime with the boys in their first conversation after the tragic incident.


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Love you boys,” Damar Hamlin told the Buffalo Bills group. They also connected the call over zoom for the staff present. And the session definitely put a lot of smiles and people at ease mentally.


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As per the latest reports out of the UCMC medical camp, “Damar is making continued progress in his recovery yet remains in critical condition. He continues to breathe on his own and his neurological function is excellent.”

The Buffalo Bills show their love for Damar in a special tribute

In tonight’s game against divisional rivals, New England Patriots, the Bills players will be wearing the No. 3 patch on their shirts in honor of their injured teammate. In addition to that, all 32 teams in the NFL changed their social media profile pictures to the no. 3 patches as well.


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Buffalo quarterback and MVP candidate Josh Allen couldn’t be more relieved after hearing the good news. Allen was in tears at the stadium last Monday. However, the scene was different when Allen sported the no.3 sweatshirt before the Patriots game tonight.


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However, the most uplifting social media post had to be Damar’s thanksgiving post for all the prayers and wishes. “The love is overwhelming. But I’m thankful for every single person that prayed for me and reached out,Damar wrote on Instagram.



Soumyapriyo Ganguly

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Soumyapriyo Ganguly is an NFL writer at Essentially Sports. He holds a degree in Economics and Statistics from the Indian School of Business and Finance. Rivu is a sports nerd with his favorites being Soccer, American Football, Basketball, UFC, and Formula 1.

Edited By: Deepika Bhaduri