It’s been nearly a week since Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin’s traumatic on-field collapse, sending shockwaves around the nation.
But on Saturday (Jan. 7), the 24-year-old University of Pittsburgh standout reached out to fans via Instagram to express his gratitude for their outpouring of support and asked them to continue praying for him.
“When you put real love out into the world it comes back to you 3x’s as much,” he said in the heartfelt caption. “The Love has been overwhelming, but I’m thankful for every single person that prayed for me and reached out. We brung the world back together behind this. “If you know me you know this only gone make me stronger.
On a long road keep praying for me!” Hamlin has made significant progress during the road to recovery. Now breathing on his own, he’s been chatting with his friends and family and even a video call with teammates.