Not all heroes wear capes. Some work on the medical staff for a NFL football team and one has been named regarding the collapse of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin.
That person is Denny Kellington.
According to MMQB’s Albert Breer, Kellington, an assistant on the Bills’ training staff, has been credited with giving CPR to Hamlin on Monday.
Hamlin fell to the ground during Buffalo’s matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals. It was quickly noted that CPR was being administered to him which indicated the situation was much worse than anyone could have imagined.
Per Breer, Kellington is the one who did “vital” work on Hamlin:
One hero who should be recognized here: Last night, I was told the work of Bills assistant athletic trainer Denny Kellington in administering CPR to Damar Hamlin on Monday was absolutely vital.
The speed and skill with which he and others reacted = A huge difference-maker.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) January 5, 2023
Hamlin remains hospitalized in Cincinnati. On Thursday, the Bills announced the 24-year-old has “shown remarkable improvement over the past 24 hours” since he suffered a cardiac arrest on the field.
That said, Hamlin is still said to be in critical condition, but after such a chilling scene, all positive news is welcomed.
Bills Wire will continue to provide updates as information is made available.
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