Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin, who suffered a heart attack in the middle of a game on Monday, is now able to speak and breathe without assistance.
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The Bills organization said Friday morning, via Twitter.
"His neurological functions remain intact and he was able to speak to his family and his medical team", it is specified in particular.
“Damar Hamlin FaceTimed with us during one of our team meetings today [Friday] to speak with the players and coaches. Here's what he said to the team: 'I love you guys,'" the Bills also said.
Monday night, during the first quarter of the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium, Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest after contact with wide receiver Tee Higgins. Resuscitation maneuvers were performed on the field and the Bills player was then transported to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.