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Damar Hamlin: Buffalo Bills spokesperson said safety still faces a “long recovery”

Damar Hamlin: Buffalo Bills spokesperson said safety still faces a “long recovery”


After more than two weeks The Buffalo Bills are a destructive Hamlin He suffered a cardiac arrest during a football game, Hamlin’s rep said the defensive player has a long way to go.

In a statement obtained by ESPN, Hamlin’s longtime friend and business partner, Gordon Rooney said: “Although she has been released from hospital, Dammar has been in a long recovery.

“Damar still needs oxygen and his heart is being monitored regularly. He has visited with the team a few times but he still gets off easily. He is upbeat, positive and ready to keep getting through this.”

The statement comes just a day after Bills coach Sean McDermott told reporters that Hamlin was at the team’s facility almost daily, CNN reported previously.

“It’s limited, just in general, but it comes — and it really started today or yesterday — just trying to get back into a little bit of a routine, just fitting back in, taking it one step at a time,” McDermott said Wednesday as he spoke of Hamlin.

“The look of it, like walking around here, it’s positive and seeing three [Hamlin wears the No. 3 on his jersey] Just smile, just wave, raise hearts, and keep pushing. “It’s a bubble of positive energy just floating around the facility,” said offensive lineman Deon Dawkins.

The Bills are set to play the Cincinnati Bengals — the team Buffalo played against when Hamlin collapsed on the field — on Sunday in the AFC Divisional Round at 3 p.m. ET.