(Reuters) – Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin‘s respiratory tube was removed overnight and the 24-year-old safety is progressing “remarkably,” the team said on Friday, citing an update from his physicians on the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
He collapsed on the sector after making a tackle in the primary quarter of a game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday, suffering cardiac arrest, in a scene that stunned tens of millions of fans.
“His neurologic function stays intact and he has been in a position to check with his family and care team,” the team said.
Physicians on Thursday said Hamlin was “demonstrating signs of fine neurological recovery” but that it was too soon to comment on his long-term medical prognosis.
(Reporting by Amy Tennery in Latest York; Editing by Mark Porter)