The entire football world is closely keeping an eye on Damar Hamlin, the Bills safety who tragically suffered cardiac arrest during a game against the Bengals on Monday Night Football.
Damar went in to make a tackle on Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins. And while it appeared to be a routine tackle, Hamlin stood up for a brief second following the play and then collapsed back down on the field.
Bills safety Damar Hamlin was taken off of the field in an ambulance after collapsing mid game.
Now, we’re learning that Hamlin’s father, Mario Hamlin, met with the entire Buffalo Bills team via virtual meeting, to give an update on his son’s condition.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter shared:
“Mario Hamlin informed the Bills that Damar was making progress and, in the words of one source, ‘the team needed it.'”
Damar Hamlin’s father, Mario Hamlin, addressed the entire Bills team on a zoom call Wednesday to personally update everyone in attendance on his son, per source. Mario Hamlin informed the Bills that Damar was making progress and, in the words of one source, “the team needed it.”
President Joe Biden visited with Hamlin’s family “at length” on Wednesday as well, in an effort to provide comfort to the family in this difficult time.
He also told reporters that he didn’t see how you could avoid serious injuries in the NFL, given the violent nature of the game, while acknowledging that Damar’s situation is different.
Biden weighs in on Damar Hamlin:
“Look, the idea that you're gonna have, look you've got guys that are 6'8, 340 pounds running a 4.8 40… If you hit somebody with that kinda… now that's not what happened here… but I just think it’s, I don't know how you avoid it.” pic.twitter.com/NIL7e0LAFz