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HomeBreaking NewsBuffalo Bills' Damar Hamlin makes first statement after cardiac arrest

Buffalo Bills’ Damar Hamlin makes first statement after cardiac arrest

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Damar Hamlin made his first public comments after suffering from cardiac arrest during an NFL game earlier this week.

“When you put real love out into the world it comes back to you 3x’s as much,” the Buffalo Bills safety said in an Instagram post on Saturday. “The Love has been overwhelming, but I’m thankful for every single person that prayed for me and reached out.”

“We brung the world back together behind this,” the post continued. “If you know me you know this only gone make me stronger. On a long road keep praying for me!”

Hamlin shared another message on Twitter Saturday and expressed how much he felt the overwhelming support of the past week.

“The love is felt, & extremely real. No matter race or religion everybody coming together in prayer!” he tweeted.

Hamlin, 24, was hospitalized in critical condition after collapsing on the field during Monday night’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals. After several days on a ventilator, the Buffalo Bills updated on Friday that Hamlin was now breathing on his own and talking to family and doctors.

In this Sept. 19, 2022, file photo, Damar Hamlin of the Buffalo Bills is shown after a game against the Tennessee Titans at Highmark Stadium, in Orchard Park, N.Y.

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The team said in an update on Twitter on Saturday that Hamlin is “making continued progress” but “remains in

Damar Hamlin made his first public comments after suffering from cardiac arrest during an NFL game earlier this week. "We brung the world back together behind this," the post continued. In this Sept. 19, 2022, file photo, Damar Hamlin of the Buffalo Bills is shown after a game against the Tennessee Titans at Highmark Stadium, in Orchard Park, N.Y.

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