The Buffalo Bills players received an update on their teammate’s condition the following Wednesday. Damar Hamlin’s cardiac arrest against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night.
Mario Hamlin, Damar’s father, addressed the entire team Wednesday, telling Hamlin’s teammates that the sophomore professional he was «progressing» after collapsing to the turf during the first quarter of «Monday Night Football.»
«Damar Hamlin’s father, Mario Hamlin, addressed the entire Bills team in a zoom call Wednesday to personally update everyone in attendance about his son, according to the source,» ESPN reported Thursday morning. «Mario Hamlin informed the Bills that Damar was making progress and, in the words of a source, ‘the team needed him’.»
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the news followed Buffalo Update Wednesday Afternoon that Hamlin remains in critical condition after showing «signs of improvement noted yesterday and overnight.»
The game between Bills and the Bengals he was suspended with 5:58 remaining in the first quarter and the Bengals leading, 7-3.
Players from both teams gathered around Hamlin as CPR was administered to the second-year pro before an ambulance took him to the hospital.
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On Tuesday, the NFL announced that play «will not resume this week» and that no decision has been made on possible resumption at a later date.
The Bills haven’t practiced since Monday’s scary events, and they went on a road trip Wednesday.
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Buffalo is expected to practice Thursday, according to NFL Network.
The Bills are scheduled to play the New England Patriots on Sunday, the final weekend of the NFL regular season.