ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — As Buffalo Bills security Damar Hamlin continues his roadway to healing, he has actually started investing more time at the group’s center.
Coach Sean McDermott stated Wednesday that Hamlin existed “almost daily,” going to on Tuesday and Wednesday.
“It’s limited, just overall,” McDermott stated of what Hamlin has actually been doing. “But he comes in and really just started really today or yesterday and just trying to get back to a little bit of a routine and just get himself acclimated again and taking it one step, one baby step at a time here.”
He has actually not been taking part in group conferences however is “kind of get himself dipping his toe back in here and you know, getting on the road to just getting back to himself,” McDermott stated.
Hamlin was not in participation at the group’s win over the Miami Dolphins to begin the playoffs, however he was enjoying from another location. The 24-year-old very first checked out the group Saturday at its walk-through prior to the video game, with his moms and dads, Mario and Nina, and his bro, Damir.
Safety Jordan Poyer and center Mitch Morse stated that seeing Hamlin in excellent spirits at the center has in turn raised the group’s spirits.
“There’s a lot of reprieve from seeing him and carrying conversations, chewing the fat,” Morse stated. “He seems to be, I think, still physically very tired, but the guy’s in great spirits. And that also helps with the recovery process for all of us as well.”
There has actually been no word yet on if Hamlin will go to Sunday’s AFC divisional championship game versus the Cincinnati Bengals.
Hamlin suffered a medical emergency situation throughout the very first quarter of the Bills’ Week 17 video game in Cincinnati leading the video game to be delayed and eventually cancelled. He invested practically a week at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center recuperating from suffering heart attack prior to flying to Buffalo to invest about 2 days at Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute. He was released last Wednesday.
While the group is preparing to host the Bengals in the divisional round after experiencing a range of feelings over the last number of weeks, McDermott and the gamers feel that with Hamlin continuing to advance, the group remains in a strong location.
“Well, I think the guys are in a good spot,” McDermott stated. “Damar’s in the building now, almost starting daily, and so that’s, that’s good news. And as he continues to improve, I think those are, you know, that certainly helps. So that’s gonna be — I mean, that experience — we’ll carry that with us and there’s a challenge to that, but there’s also a lot of good that came from that. And I think right now we need to focus on the positives and the positives that came out of that, as opposed to the other piece of it right now.”