Damar Hamlin spoke after his hospitalization.
The Buffalo Bills safety took to Instagram to share his first public statement since then suffered cardiac arrest on the field during an NFL game earlier this week.
“If you put true love into the world, it will come back to you 3x as much..,” Hamlin wrote on January 7. “Love is overwhelming, but I am grateful to every person who prays for me and helps me.”
While recovering, Hamlin noted that he has confidence in the future of his health.
“We put the world together behind it,” he continued. “If you know me you know this doesn’t make me any stronger. On the long road keep praying for me!”
Hamlin also took to his IG Story January 7 to share a snap of himself on a video call, showing him grinning ear to ear. He paired the screenshot with the words, “Back Working Back Smiling!!!”