Damar Hamlin’s doctor has finally shared an update on the current health situation of the NFL player. Hamlin collapsed on January 2nd’s ongoing game. Thereafter he was given CPR for more than 10 minutes by the medical authority of the sports committee and ultimately rushed to the hospital. However, a fan who presented at the event suffered cardiac arrest. On January 2, the doctor finally talked about his condition at a press conference.
Damar Hamlin’s doctor said he is making substantial progress
On January 2, Dr. Timothy Pritts and Dr. William Knight IV of UC Health provided an update on the 24-year-old’s condition. Dr.Pritts said at the press conference,”We would like to share that there has been substantial improvement in his condition over the past 24 hours. We had significant concern about him after the injury and after the event that happened on the field, but he is making substantial progress. As of this morning, he is beginning to awaken, and it appears that his neurological condition and function is intact.”
However, in spite of some stability, the athlete still has a long road ahead of him.
The doctor continues,”He continues to be critically ill and continues to undergo intensive care in our surgical and trauma ICU. He is being cared for by ICU neurocritical care teams, trauma surgery and a cardiology team as well as our expert nurses and respiratory therapist. They are attending to him, and he still has significant progress that he needs to make. But this marks a really good turning point in his ongoing care.”
Moreover, the good thing is he can respond to the comments of others. As the doctor shared, “To paraphrase one of our partners, when he asked, ‘Did we win?’ the answer is ‘Yes, Damar. You won. You’ve won the game of life. And that’s probably the most important thing out of this and we really need to keep him at the center of everything else that’s going on. And we really want to ensure a good outcome for him.”