Pray: Former NFL Star Peyton Hills in ICU After Swimming Rescue

photo from Peyton Hills’ Instagram

Pray: Former NFL Star Peyton Hills in ICU After Swimming Rescue

By Movieguide® Staff

Over the past week, the NFL has kept close tabs on Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin after he went into cardiac arrest on the field on Jan. 2. Many athletes and coaches took to social media to express their concern for Hamlin and pray for a speedy recovery.

However, as Hamlin recovers, a former NFL star named Peyton Hills remains in ICU.

Hills reportedly suffered injuries after jumping into the ocean to save children from drowning off the coast of Pensacola, Florida on Jan 5.

The sports world again asked for prayers for Hills: “While in some areas he has made minor improvements… prayers were asked for as some additional issues with his kidneys is cause for concern,” KNWA Arkansas reported of the 36-year-old former Cleveland Browns star. “He is battling and definitely needs as many prayers as he can get.”

Hills uncle, Greg, wrote an update via Twitter:

“I just wanted to let everyone know on Razorback nation that Peyton is doing better. He’s still in intensive care and having some problems with his kidneys and his lungs but doctors say he is improving. I just wanted to head off any rumors that might be started. I am sure he would want everyone to know that he appreciates all of the prayers being thrown up on his behalf!”


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