Damar Hamlin’s Former Teammate Buys Food for His Doctors


Harrison Phillips and Damar Hamlin.
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Exhibiting assist. Damar Hamlin‘s former Buffalo Payments teammate Harrison Phillips revealed that he’s been having dinner delivered to the medical workers treating his pal.

“I discovered a sandwich store and ordered meals — chips, drinks and sandwiches, all the things I may discover, salads, no matter — for all of the docs, nurses on the ICU ER flooring, the members of Damar’s household that had been there, the coaching workers of the Payments,” Phillips, 26, mentioned in a press convention on Wednesday, January 4. “They had been in a position to ship that for dinner final evening.”

The defensive finish, who now performs for the Minnesota Vikings, added {that a} “buffet” of Chipotle meals will arrive on Wednesday evening. “I simply wished to attempt to do one thing,” he added.

Hamlin, 24, has been within the hospital since Monday, January 2, when he collapsed through the Payments’ sport towards the Cincinnati Bengals. The athlete suffered cardiac arrest after tackling Bengals extensive receiver Tee Higgins through the first quarter. Hamlin initially stood up, however he collapsed moments later and medical professionals rushed onto the sphere to deal with him. The Payments security was taken to the College of Cincinnati Medical Middle, the place he stays in crucial situation as of Wednesday.

Hamlin’s household thanked followers for his or her assist on Tuesday, January 3, and requested NFL followers to maintain the College of Pittsburgh alum of their prayers. His uncle Dorrian Glenn, in the meantime, mentioned that his nephew needed to be resuscitated on the sphere.

“I do know he’s nonetheless right here, I do know he’s combating,” Glenn advised ESPN on Tuesday. “We respect all of the prayers and assist we now have been getting from folks throughout — not simply the nation, however the world. … It actually means a distinction for my household to see that, and I do know it’ll imply a distinction to Damar when he sees that.”

Phillips, for his half, mentioned he realized of Hamlin’s damage whereas attending a Minnesota Timberwolves sport on Monday evening. “We left the sport early, and I used to be simply refreshing Twitter each second, studying each tweet on the market, simply ready to listen to what’s occurring and what may occur,” he defined on Wednesday. “For all of the teammates that had been rallied round them there, it was a really laborious scene to see. You may attempt to image it as greatest you may, however it was a really laborious scene.”

The Nebraska native and Hamlin had been teammates on the Payments through the 2021 season. “Damar was near my locker in Buffalo and helped out with my basis [Harrison’s Playmakers] a bit bit too due to his giving nature,” Phillips mentioned. “We’re a brotherhood. … We compete like hell once we’re on the market towards one another, however that may be a brother that I look throughout once I look throughout the road of scrimmage.”