Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin made his first public comments Saturday since suffering an on-field cardiac arrest during a football game Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals.
The 24-year-old Hamlin tweeted that "the love is felt, & extremely real," while expressing gratitude for the widespread support he has received during his hospitalization and recovery.
"Putting love into the world comes back 3xs as much...thankful for everyone who has reached out and prayed.
This will make me stronger on the road to recovery, keep praying for me!"
A breathing tube was removed and he was able to breath on his own and talk.
Hamlin remained hospitalized Saturday, but the Bills shared that although he is still in critical condition, he continues to breath on his own, and his "neurological function is excellent.".
"We are grateful for and humbled by all who played a role as he continues on his road to recovery," Goodell wrote. »