Damar Hamlin apparently was unaware how lucky he was to awake in the hospital last night. When Bills safety Damar Hamlin awoke from a medically induced sedation Wednesday night, he asked who won the Buffalo-Cincinnati game on “Monday Night Football,” by writing on a piece of paper according to Dr. Timothy Pritts, division chief of general surgery at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
“We are in a situation where we wanted to allow him to gradually wake up as the rest of his body was healing,” Pritts said during a press conference at UC Medical Center on Thursday. “Last night he was able to emerge and follow commands and even ask who had won the game.
“When he asked, ‘did we win?,’ the answer is, ‘yes, you know, Damar, you won. You’ve won the game of life,’ and that’s probably the important thing out of this, and we really need to keep him in the center of everything else that’s going on, and we really want to ensure a good outcome for
“He did not speak with us,” Pritts said. “He was able to communicate with us in writing. He is unable to speak with us as he still has a breathing tube in and we are assisting him in ventilation.”
Pritts specified that Hamlin is communicating with a pen, piece of paper and a clipboard.
“It’s not just the lights are on…he’s home,” Pritts said, later adding that all cylinders are firing in his brain.
Wait until Damar learns he’s now the CEO of a $7 million+ non-profit.
Damar Hamlin was alert enough to ask doctors who won the game.
Their response: "Damar, you won. You won the game of life." pic.twitter.com/PFYOl0Crfu
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