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Damar Hamlin Is Awake And Talking

10:57 AM EST on January 6, 2023

Damar Hamlin
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On Thursday, doctors caring for Bills defensive back Damar Hamlin said he was making steady progress after being hospitalized after going into cardiac arrest during Monday night's game between the Bills and Bengals. Today brings more good news: Hamlin, who was intubated and sedated upon first being hospitalized, is now awake and speaking.

Hamlin was first able to communicate through writing on Thursday night. The first thing he asked doctors through writing was who won Monday night's game.

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