As the sports world held out hope that Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin was on the mend, video surfaced of him talking about teammate and friend Dane Jackson, who suffered a terrifying neck injury earlier this year. the season.
Hamlin appeared on «One Bills Live» a few weeks ago and discussed Jackson’s injury. The video was shared by Bills legend Andre Reed among other NFL fans on social media.
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«I can’t even describe it, but I appreciate it every second I can,» Hamlin says in the clip. «Every second of every day. We had our prayer, our DB prayer that we do every Wednesday. He was by my side and I just held his hand a little tighter just because you know you never know when your last day might be.» you can experience something like this. I’m cherishing every moment I can.»
Hamlin and Jackson were teammates in Pittsburgh before both players turned pro. Jackson joined the Bills first in 2020 and Hamlin followed in 2021. Jackson suffered a neck injury in a game in September that caused him to be carried off the field in an ambulance.
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Reed was among those who offered condolences to Hamlin after he collapsed on the field.
«Weird but speechless,» Reed wrote on Instagram. «Fans uniting in solidarity with #DamarHamlin, #StephonDiggs, a real one, going to the hospital, people donating to Damar’s toy drive… this restores my faith in humanity. LET’S BE MORE LIKE THIS IN 2023. Remember what really matters in this life.»
The Bills said Hamlin went into cardiac arrest after hitting Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins. He got up after the entrance, but fell back to the ground.
The Bills said Hamlin’s «heartbeat was restored on the field and he was transferred to the UC Medical Center for further testing and treatment.»
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«He is currently sedated and in critical condition,» the team said.
The game between the Bills and Bengals was postponed.