Damar Hamlin Now Breathing On His Own, Continues To ‘Progress Remarkably’

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It just keeps getting better and better for Damar Hamlin.

Buffalo Bills cornerback Damar Hamlin has been removed from his breathing tube overnight and he “continues to progress remarkably in his recovery,” according to a Jan. 6 update from the Buffalo Bills, just days after the 24-year-old suddenly collapsed in the middle of Monday Night Football due to cardiac arrest.

“His neurologic function remains intact and he has been able to talk to his family and care team,” tweeted the Bills, citing doctors at the Cincinnati hospital where Hamlin is currently undergoing treatment.

Doctors announced Jan. 5 that Hamlin has been making “remarkable improvement,” and is now awake and moving both of his hands and feet.

This is a developing story.

This is absolutely fantastic news.

I don’t know if Damar Hamlin will ever be able to play football again, and I hope he does, but it’s just great that he got past this first stage of getting healthy. I’m not going to lie, I thought we were looking at a situation where he was going to die, but by the grace of God, my man made it through. (RELATED: REPORT: Former NFL Star Peyton Hillis In ICU After Saving His Kids From Drowning)

Shout out to Damar Hamlin, man. Here’s to a speedy recovery, king.