Encouraging Updates on Bills Safety Damar Hamlin

After days without much of an update on the status of Bills safety Damar Hamlin, incredibly encouraging reports are beginning to surface this afternoon.

One update even has Hamlin awake and responsive, and although not able to speak yet, he asked who won Monday night’s game through writing last night.

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero tweeted within the last hour that Dr. Timothy Pritts from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center says there has been substantial improvement in Damar Hamlin’s condition in the past 24 hours.

Pelissero says that UC Health physician Dr. William Knight IV has this to say about Hamlin this afternoon:

“It’s been a long and difficult road for the past few days. He has been very sick and has made a fairly remarkable improvement.”

According to Pelissero, Hamlin is now showing positive vital signs and organ recovery and will undergo a workup of tests to determine the cause of the injury. However, according to Dr. Knight, the immediate recognition of a serious situation and the loss of a pulse by the Bills’ medical staff was critical in Hamlin’s survival.

Dr. Knight says he and his team are “focused on the long-term recovery right now. … He has a ways to go with liberation from the ventilator.” Regarding whether football could be in Hamlin’s future, Dr. Knight said that it is “entirely too early to have that conversation.”

Adam Schefter shared the nugget about Hamlin asking last night who won Monday night’s Bills-Bengals game:

The Athletic has more on Hamlin’s encouraging progress in the last 24 hours and details on the medical staff at UC Health in Cincinnati’s estimation that the Bills training staff saved his life during the nine minutes he was down on the field at Paycor Stadium.

written by

Patrick grew up in Chicago's Bridgeport and Garfield Ridge neighborhoods before moving to the Western Suburbs of Chicago before eventually relocating to the Las Vegas area with his family in 2023. He started with Bleacher Nation in 2021 and has spent time as a Staff Writer and on the Chicago Blackhawks beat. He is currently a writer and editor at Bleacher Nation covering the Chicago Bears and the NFL at large and the author of the Bleacher Nation Newsletter. Patrick is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA).

more bears news

Bears Watchability, Identifying “Must Win” Games, One Idea For NFL’s International Plan, and Other Bears Bullets

My social calendar unexpectedly filling up in May has been a pleasant surprise. As is projected 80-degree weather on a Saturday afternoon. Cheers, friends. Sure, the Chicago Bears 2024 strength of schedule doesn't look all too daunting. And it sure...

Heads Up! Tyrique Stevenson is Poised For a Breakout

A tip of the cap to the Chicago Bears social media team, which is doing a heckuva job keeping fans engaged in what has turned into a fun offseason. Their latest Q&A endeavor asks Bears players who they would choose...

It’s Here And It’s Perfect: EA Sports College Football 25 Trailer Released

Today EA Sports released the trailer for College Football 25 and it's absolutely perfect. The graphics look amazing, Chris Fowler sets the stage, each team shown has its own unique entrance and tradition, and in just two short months it...

Around the NFL: Get Ready for a Hefty Serving of Aaron Rodgers, How Much Will it Cost to Watch Every NFL Game in 2024? More

The NFL schedule makers felt they were entitled to a re-do when it comes to cramming Aaron Rodgers down our throats, and they took full advantage of it. Plus, how much will it cost to watch every NFL game in...

Bears Defensive Coordinator Eric Washington to Attend NFL’s Coaching Accelerator Program

Chicago Bears Defensive Coordinator Eric Washington will take part in the upcoming NFL Coach Accelerator Program that will take place at the league meetings taking place in Nashville next week. This isn't Washington's first rodeo, as the former Buffalo Bills...

HBD Coach Flus, Andy Dalton’s Side Hustle, College Football’s Big July Date, and Other Bears Bullets

It's a Friday. We finally made it. I can't believe I get to see your face. Making it to a warm-weather Friday in spring has me feeling better than I do on other days of the week. And it's got...

The Chicago Bears 2024 Schedule is HERE (Dates, Times, More)

Caleb Williams, DJ Moore, Cole Kmet, Rome Odunze, Kyler Gordon, and Teven Jenkins are among the Chicago Bears players who took starring roles in the team's 2024 schedule release video drop. Here it is in all of its glory: The...

Austin Booker is the Third Bears Draft Pick to Sign Their Rookie Deal

Another one is in the books for the Chicago Bears 2024 NFL Draft class as the team announced that Austin Booker has signed his rookie deal. This is what it looked like when Booker put pen to paper at Halas...

NFL Schedule-makers Gifted Caleb Williams and the Bears a Soft Landing

If Caleb Williams and the Chicago Bears get off to a good start this season, someone at Halas Hall should send a gift basket of Italian beef, tavern-style pizza, hot dogs, sport pepper Malört, and other Chicago delicacies to the...

My Favorite 2024 NFL Schedule Release Videos

Schedule release day in the NFL is one of my favorite non-game days of the year. NFL social media teams work hard to create entertaining videos revealing their teams' schedules for the upcoming season. Here are my favorite 2024 NFL...

Latest News

Yankees vs. White Sox: Free Live Stream, TV Channel, How to Watch

Aiming for a series sweep, Juan Soto and the New York Yankees (32-15) play the Chicago White Sox (14-32) on Sunday at Yankee Stadium, with first pitch scheduled for 1:35 PM ET.Keep scrolling to find out all the details on...

Rays vs. Blue Jays: Free Live Stream, TV Channel, How to Watch

Isaac Paredes and the Tampa Bay Rays (24-22) visit Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the Toronto Blue Jays (19-24) at 1:37 PM ET on Sunday.If you're intending to watch this game, keep reading for streaming and TV options for the Tampa...

How to Watch Mets vs. Marlins: Live Stream or on TV

The Miami Marlins (14-32), led by Bryan De La Cruz and looking for a series sweep, host the New York Mets (20-24) at 1:40 PM ET on Sunday.The article below will give you everything you need to watch New York...

Giants vs. Rockies: Start Time, Streaming Live, TV Channel, How to Watch

The San Francisco Giants (21-25), with Jordan Hicks on the hill and aiming to sweep the series, host the Colorado Rockies (15-29) who will counter with Dakota Hudson, at 4:05 PM ET on Sunday.If you're trying to watch this game,...

The Cubs Walk It Off on a Weird Play at the Plate!

Whew. That game was kinda dumb, but I tell you, the ending sure was fun. And also weird! So, to set the stage, the Pirates and Cubs' offenses could do nothing all day long. The game was still 0-0 in...

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Pirates 0 – May 18, 2024

What matters most is that the Cubs won the game. And it was a fun ending, too. So I'm happy. But I also do feel a little frustrated - or concerned might be the better word - as I'm sure...

Matt Duchene Channeled His Inner Patrick Kane Last Night In Stars 2 OT Win

Game 6 of the Stars and Avalanche series was an epic one last night. The two teams battled into double overtime in Denver with the Avs facing elimination. Just over the halfway point into the second extra session, former Avalanche...

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Player Props: Three-Pointer Props and Odds vs. the Mavericks – Conference Semifinals Game 6, Saturday, May 18, 2024

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's Oklahoma City Thunder face the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday at 8:00 PM ET in Game 6 of the second round of the NBA playoffs, and to beat his 3-point over/under, he needs to make two from beyond the...

Luka Doncic Player Props: Three-Pointer Props and Odds vs. the Thunder – Conference Semifinals Game 6, Saturday, May 18, 2024

Luka Doncic must make three 3-pointers to beat his over/under when the Dallas Mavericks meet the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday at 8:00 PM ET, in Game 6 of the second round of the NBA playoffs.Luka Doncic's Three-Pointer Prop Odds...

Kyrie Irving Player Props: Three-Pointer Props and Odds vs. the Thunder – Conference Semifinals Game 6, Saturday, May 18, 2024

Kyrie Irving's Dallas Mavericks play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday at 8:00 PM ET in Game 6 of the second round of the NBA playoffs, and to beat his 3-point over/under, he must make three from downtown.Kyrie Irving's Three-Pointer...

more bears news