Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin shared his first posts across social media on Saturday after a scary collision with Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins left him hospitalized with a life-threatening condition.
Hamlin, 24, took to Twitter to thank everyone who has been praying for him and stated that this situation will only make him stronger.
“Putting love into the world comes back three times as much,” Hamlin tweeted. “Thankful for everyone who has reached out and prayed. This will make me stronger on the road to recovery. Keep praying for me!”
He also shared a similar message on Instagram and published an IG story of him talking to his Buffalo family on facetime.
Hamlin, who suffered cardia arrest and had a tube inserted down his throat, is now breathing on his own.
Tee Higgins reacts to Damar Hamlin post
Higgins, 23, was among the first to react to Hamlin’s Instagram post, leaving a comment with a prayer hands emoji and two dizzy symbols.
Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs, who was the first to visit Hamlin in the hospital, also used the prayer hands emoji to react to the IG post.
Hamlin’s scary collision with Higgins occurred in the opening quarter of a Monday Night Football clash that eventually got canceled.
When he finally woke up, Hamlin’s first question was who had won the game. Doctors reportedly told him that he had won the “game of life.”