Hamlin scribbled on a clipboard, according to Dr. Timothy Pritts, vice chair for clinical operations at UC Health.
Associates of Hamlin, who had been sedated and intubated, spread news Thursday morning that he had awoken, though details about precisely when he awoke wasn’t immediately available.
He has been holding hands with family in the hospital, his agent Ron Butler told CNN Thursday.
Hamlin was resuscitated and intubated on the field, according to Dr. William Knight IV, a professor with the University of Cincinnati’s department of emergency medicine.
“As they say, practice pays off and it did in this case,” McDermott said at a post-practice news conference devoted to Hamlin.
It is still unclear what caused Hamlin’s cardiac arrest, and the NFL will investigate what could have led to it, its Chief Medical Officer Dr. Allen Sills said Wednesday.
The Sabres also wore “Love for 3” T-shirts honoring Hamlin before the game. »