Buffalo Bills’ running back Damien Harris is on the mend after a neck injury in a recent game. Get the latest updates on his condition and recovery.
Buffalo Bills running back Damien Harris is on the road to recovery after a neck injury that left fans concerned. According to ESPN, Harris, who suffered the injury during a game against the New York Giants, is out of the hospital and, while still experiencing neck pain, he is expected to make a full recovery. The incident occurred in the second quarter of the Sunday night game, prompting his transport to the hospital for further evaluation.
The Bills quickly reassured fans that Harris retained movement in his arms and legs, a positive sign in light of the circumstances. During the distressing moments, Harris managed to flash a “thumbs up” gesture with his left hand as he was being loaded into the ambulance. He remained on the field for several minutes after a tackle, during which his helmet appeared to collide with linebacker Bobby Okereke’s left shoulder.
The game was briefly halted as players from both teams gathered in concern around Harris. The Bills’ medical staff promptly rushed to his aid, attending to him in front of a sold-out crowd at Highmark Stadium. The incident was particularly nerve-wracking for Bills players, given the recent near-death experience of Buffalo safety Damar Hamlin, who required CPR after a routine tackle in January.
Unlike Hamlin, Harris did not require CPR but was carefully placed on a board and immobilized. A collective sigh of relief swept the stadium when Harris signaled with a “thumbs up” before being loaded into the ambulance.
Harris, a 26-year-old fifth-year player, had spent his first four seasons with New England before joining the Bills as a free agent this offseason. His recovery journey is now closely followed by fans and the football community alike.