Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin posted social media messages to thank American football fans who prayed for him after his cardiac arrest last week and cheer for his team over the weekend.
“When you put real love out into the world it comes back to you 3x’s as much.. The Love has been overwhelming, but I’m thankful for every single person that prayed for me and reached out,” Hamlin said on Instagram on Saturday.
“If you know me you know this only gone make me stronger. On a long road keep praying for me!” he added.
“GAMETIME @buffalobills LFG!!!!!!,” he said on Sunday, posting a photo of himself in his hospital bed showing support for the team.
In the photo Hamlin joined his hands to make a heart sign and was wearing a number 3 hat, which is his number on the team.
In a Sunday match, the Bills beat the New England Patriots 35-23 to eliminate them from the playoffs.
Last Monday, Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest and collapsed after making a tackle during a NFL match between the Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals.
Hamlin was given CPR on the field before being rushed to the hospital. The game was first postponed, and then canceled by NFL.
After being admitted to intensive care, he woke up last week to communicate with doctors and move both his hands and feet.
The 24-year-old has been playing for the Bills, based in Western New York state, since 2021.
Source: Anadolu Agency