ESPN star football analysts Ryan Clark and Dan Orlovsky responded to Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin’s miraculous recovery by giving credit to “God” and the “power of prayer.”
Hamlin collapsed on the field in a Monday night game and received CPR for nine minutes after suffering a cardiac arrest.
His swift recovery has been hailed as a miracle across a nation that offered up millions of prayers for the young NFL player.
Clark said of Hamlin’s quick recovery: “That’s the power of God.
“That’s the power of prayer.”
“That’s the power of God. That’s the power of prayer.”
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Former NFL player Dan Orlovsky credited the millions who prayed for Hamlin saying: “Prayer works.”
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— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) January 6, 2023
Bill Coach Sean McDermott said of hearing Hamlin speak for the first time:
“He flexed, made the heart symbol, and gave them the thumbs up,” McDermott said.
“It was hard to hear, but he said ‘I love you boys’ to the team.”
Hamlin made his first statement yesterday taking to social media to “thank every person who prayed for me” before finding a silver lining to his misfortune, that it brought the world together.
He said: “When you put real love out into the world it comes back to you 3x’s as much.
“The love has been overwhelming but I’m thankful for every single person that prayed for me and reached out.
“We brung the world back together behind this.
“If you know me you know this only gonna make me stronger. On a long road keep praying for me.”
The Buffalo Bills most recent update said:
“Damar is making continued progress in his recovery yet remains in critical condition and his neurologic function is excellent.”
Bills offensive tackle Dion Dawkins said of the team’s Friday video call with Hamlin:
“To hear him talk to us, it was everything, and that’s what we needed.
“Literally, that’s all we needed.
“The excitement was beautiful, it was amazing.
“It has given us so much energy, so much bright, high spirits – whatever you want to call it – it has given it to us to see that boy’s face.”