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According to his uncle, Hamlin's heart stopped for a second time when he arrived at the hospital after Monday Night Football.

Medical personnel were able to restart his heart.

Dorrian Glenn gave an update on Hamlin to CNN outside the Cincinnati hospital.


Glenn said that the man was still snoozing. They just want him to recover better. If he was snoozing, his body could recover a lot quicker than if he were awake.

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Hamlin's use of a ventilator has improved from earlier in his hospitalization.

Hamlin's uncle still believed he would be able to breathe on his own.

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Glenn talked about how terrifying it was for the family to watch their loved one collapse and not know if they would live or die.

Glenn said that they were all crying. I've never cried harder in my life. It's heartbreaking that my nephew died on the field and they brought him back to life. It was a gut punch to see all those men cry.

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He said that for it to be his nephew, it had a bigger impact on him. I'm happy he's alive and able to fight and recover.

Doctors positioned on Dorrian's stomach in order to relieve pressure on his lungs.

Glenn said that if it weren't for the medical staff he wouldn't be here.