Jan 2, 2023; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; The scene at the game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Buffalo Bills which has been postponed due to a life threatening injury to Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin (not pictured) at Paycor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports
Hamlin showing “remarkable improvement over the past 24 hours,” NFL not resuming Bills-Bengals suspended game
The NFL will not resume the Bills-Bengals game that was suspended Monday night after Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed and went into cardiac arrest on the field, according to information by The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity.
The AP further stated that the league is still trying to determine playoff seeding and scheduling and must secure approval from the NFL Players Association before making any changes.
The NFL is considering several different scenarios and is likely to have a decision by Friday.
Hamlin has shown what physicians treating him are calling “remarkable improvement over the past 24 hours,” the Bills announced Thursday, three days after the 24-year-old player had to be resuscitated on the field. Physicians caring for Hamlin have stated that while still critically ill, Hamlin has demonstrated that he appears to be neurologically intact. Moreover, his lungs continue to heal, and he is making steady progress. A tweet from Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer stated that Hamlin was able to communicate by writing and asking doctors, “Did we win?”
Hamlin has continued to make further strides in his recovery. He has had the breathing tubes that were aiding his breathing removed, allowing him to speak. On Friday, the Bills tweeted that he FaceTimed into a team meeting today to talk to players and coaches. What he said to the team: “Love you boys.”