Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin is awake and showing signs of improvement, according to teammate Kaiir Elam.
Hamlin has been in critical condition since Monday night when he suffered a cardiac arrest following a hit on Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins.
Hamlin fell to the turf following the tackle and was administered CPR before an ambulance rushed him to the hospital.
Elam tweeted that the second-year pro is “awake and showing more signs of improvement.”
“Our boy is doing better, awake and showing more signs of improvement,” Elam posted to Twitter. “Thank you God. Keep the prayers coming please. All love 3!”
The team also added in a statement that Hamlin has “shown remarkable improvement” over the last 24 hours.
“Per the physicians caring for Damar Hamlin at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Damar has shown remarkable improvement over the past 24 hours,” the statement reads.
“While still critically ill, he has demonstrated that he appears to be neurologically intact. His lungs continue to heal and he is making steady progress. We are grateful for the love and support we have received.”
Hamlin reportedly has been responsive after opening his eyes last night, according to the NFL Network.
“[Bills] S Damar Hamlin opened his eyes last night and is responsive. Truly incredible,” NFL Network posted to Twitter on Thursday.
“One thing that’s very clear from speaking to those close to him: They are endlessly appreciative of the medical care given to Hamlin on the field immediately, then over the last 72 hours.”