Damar Hamlin awake: Miami Dolphins fans continue to pray
By Brian Miller
The recovery for Damar Hamlin is going to be long but for now, Miami Dolphins fans and the rest of the NFL can breath a little easier.
According to multiple reports, the Buffalo Bills safety is awake and communicating through writing because he still has a breathing tube in. He asked who won the game.
This is the best sign yet that Hamlin has a great chance to recover. The power of prayer and the power of science often go hand-in-hand.
The outpouring of support has been incredible since the incident on Monday night brought the NFL and sporting world to a standstill. Teams have shown their support for the Bills and for Hamlin and fans around the world have driven his charity drive to well over $5 million in donations.
As the NFL readies for the next slate of games, questions remain about how the league will handle the loss of the Monday night game on its schedule but today, for now, the worst worry is starting to relax a little bit.
The injury to Hamlin puts a different focus on the league. Players deal with brutal injuries. Broken legs, noses, Jason Taylor once had a condition than nearly killed him while with the Redskins but only one player has actually died on a football field in NFL history.
The quick reactions of the Bills trainers likely saved Hamlin’s life. Doing enough until the paramedics arrived.
The recovery isn’t completely over and he isn’t 100% out of the woods but he is alive and communicating. The next benchmark will come when he breathes on his own. With the news today, it seems that is now realistic at some point.
We here stand with the Bills as we continue to pray alongside everyone else. Today, it’s good news. Tomorrow, hopefully will bring better.