Bills star Damar Hamlin is DISCHARGED from Buffalo hospital and is heading home to continue his remarkable recovery… just nine days after suffering on-field cardiac arrest
Damar Hamlin has been discharged from Buffalo General hospital to continue his recovery from a cardiac arrest at home.
The 24-year-old has been receiving medical treatment since collapsing and suffering a cardiac arrest during the first quarter of the Buffalo Bills’ Monday Night Football matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals nine days ago.
He has shown encouraging signs in the last few days and has now returned home to continue his rehabilitation there and back with his NFL team.
Bills safety Damar Hamlin has been released from the hospital in Buffalo and is heading home
The Bills revealed the good news about Hamlin on their Twitter profile on Wednesday morning
The Bills revealed the good news on social media Wednesday morning. The statement read: ‘Damar Hamlin has been discharged from Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute, a Kaleida Health facility in Buffalo, NY.
‘Hamlin was admitted on Monday and went through a comprehensive medical evaluation as well as a series of cardiac, neurological and vascular testing on Tuesday.
‘Jamie Nadler, MD, critical care physician and Chief Quality Officer at Kaleida Health and the care team lead for Hamlin said, “We have completed a series of tests and evaluations, and in consultation with the team physicians, we are confident that Damar can be safely discharged to continue his rehabilitation at home and with the Bills.’
Hamlin provided an update on his progress on Tuesday afternoon, revealing medical tests
His remarkable recovery comes just nine days after he suffered an on-field cardiac arrest
Hamlin provided an update on his progress on Tuesday afternoon, revealing he was undergoing and passing medical tests.
‘Not home quite just yet,’ Hamlin said on his Twitter profile.
‘Still doing and passing a bunch of tests. Special thank you to Buffalo General, it’s been nothing but love since arrival! Keep me in y’all prayers please! #3strong.’
Hamlin was transferred from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center to the facility in Buffalo on Monday.
Hamlin posted a series of tweets after he arrived back home in New York thanking everyone
‘Headed home to Buffalo today with a lot of love on my heart,’ the Bills safety wrote.
‘Watching the world come together around me on Sunday was truly an amazing feeling. The same love you all have shown me is the same love that I plan to put back into the world n more. Bigger than football!
‘Grateful for the awesome care I received at UCMC. Happy to be back in Buffalo. The docs and nurses at Buffalo General have already made me feel at home!’
The Bills player, who has set up charity toy drives to raise money for his local community, had tackled Bengals receiver Tee Higgins in the first quarter of the pivotal Monday night game on January 2 and got up briefly before falling backwards to the ground and laying motionless.
Higgins led the outpouring of well wishes for the young player, tweeting that he ‘prays Hamlin will pull through’ when Hamlin was in critical condition at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
The NFL game was initially suspended and then postponed before eventually being canceled towards the end of last week, throwing the playoffs into chaos. The league approved a neutral site for a potential Bills vs. Kansas City Chiefs AFC title game.
The regular football season came to a close over the weekend with the world of NFL coming together to show their support for Hamlin.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes wore a special Hamlin shirt with a drawing and ‘Hamlin strong’ on the back while his teammates and Las Vegas Raiders players prepared in the specifically-designed t-shirts on Saturday.
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