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Damar Hamlin’s Breathing Tube Removed, Now Speaking to Friends, Family and Teammates



The Buffalo Bills announced Friday morning that physicians at University of Cincinnati Medical Center removed the breathing tube from former Pitt star and current Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin overnight.

The team also announced that he talked to his teammates on FaceTime and told them, “Love you boys.” Hamlin is also in contact with friend and family too, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. 

Childhood friend and current Carolina Panthers safety Kenny Robinson signaled that Hamlin is now speaking to others in a tweet Friday morning.

Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest in the game against the Cincinnati Bengals Monday night. This required medical staff to perform CPR and resuscitation to revive him on the field.

The medical team then transported him by ambulance to the intensive care unit at UCMC for testing and treatment.

Hamlin has made progress over the past few days. Physicians at UCMC declared Hamlin as “neurologically intact” and that his lungs continued to heal on Thursday.

The Bills also announced on Thursday that he talked to doctors via writing on who won the game Monday night. The doctors told him, “Yes, Damar, you won. You won the game of life.”

People across the country and around the world have come together after the tragedy. They donated to Hamlin’s charity, Chasing M’s Foundation Community Toy Drive on GoFundMe, increasing the total from $2,500 to $7.8 million Friday.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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1 year ago

Soooo happy!!! He’s forever a Pitt man!

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