Cincinnati Doctors Share Positive Update on Bills Safety Hamlin

To the relief of football fans everywhere, reasons for optimism are beginning to emerge on hospitalized Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin. Doctors from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center told reporters on Thursday that the second-year player has awoken, and his neurological condition and function appear intact.

Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest during the Bills' Monday Night Football matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals. He was resuscitated on the field and rushed to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. The game was suspended indefinitely and will likely be outright cancelled.

Hamlin's initial collapse was one the most disquieting scenes in recent NFL history, so every little morsel of good news that comes out on Hamlin is more than welcome to all sports fans. Hopefully, Hamlin and his family will continue to benefit from the outpourings of love and support from all corners until he eventually makes a full recovery.

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