Damar Hamlin Doctors: ‘Appears His Neurological Condition and Function Is Intact’

by Joseph Weber


Doctors treating Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin said Thursday his neurological condition and function appears “intact” and that he’s made “remarkable improvement” after having gone into cardiac arrest three days earlier on the football field after making a tackle.
The doctors at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where Hamlin was taken Monday night after being injured in a game against the Cincinnati Bengals, gave an update early Thursday through the Bills, then in a news conference.

“There’s been substantial improvement in his condition over the past 24 hour,” said Dr. Timothy Pritts, the center’s division chief of general surgery. “We had significant concern about him after the injury and after the event that happened on the field, but he’s making substantial progress.”

“As of this morning, he is beginning to awaken, and it appears that his neurological condition and function is intact,” he added. “He continues to be critically ill and continues to undergo intensive care in our surgical and trauma ICU.”

Earlier in the day, the doctors said about Hamlin: “While still critically ill, he has demonstrated that he appears to be neurologically intact,” the team also said. “His lungs continue to heal and he is making steady progress.”

Bills teammate Kaiir Elam tweeted that Hamlin is “doing better, awake and showing signs of improvement,” according to the Associated Press.

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Joseph Weber comes to Just the News after covering national politics for Fox News since 2011.
Photo “Damar Hamlin” by Damar Hamlin. 




Reprinted with permission from Just the News

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