Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin is now breathing on his own and able to speak after suffering a cardiac arrest on the field while playing against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday (Jan. 2) and was rushed into intensive care.
The Buffalo Bills tweeted an updated on Hamlin Friday (Jan. 6) morning, stating that his breathing tube was removed and he even joined the team’s meeting on via FaceTime.
“Per the physicians at UCMC, Damar’s breathing tube was removed overnight. He continues to progress remarkably in his recovery,” the tweet read. “His neurologic function remains intact and he has been able to talk to his family and care team.”
In a follow up tweet, the account wrote, “Damar Hamlin FaceTimed into our team meeting today to talk to players and coaches. What he said to the team: ‘Love you boys.'”