More than a week after suffering a heart arrest and needing to be revived during a game in Cincinnati, Bills safety Damar Hamlin was released from a Buffalo hospital on Wednesday, according to his doctors.
The Bills reported Dr. Jamie Nadler in a news release: “We have finished a battery of testing and evaluation, and in collaboration with the team physicians, we are confident that Damar can be safely discharged.”
Nadler said that Hamlin would continue his recovery with the Bills.
After two days of testing at Buffalo General Medical Center, Hamlin leaves for home.
The 24-year-old man from the Pittsburgh region was sent to Buffalo after spending the previous week at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he made “a spectacular recovery,” according to the medical staff.
In the first quarter of Buffalo’s now-canceled game against Cincinnati on January 2, Hamlin was struck in the chest by Bengals receiver Tee Higgins while making what appeared to be a routine tackle.
Hamlin then fainted on the field.
He was sedated for the first two days he was in the hospital.
He was finally taken off a ventilator and able to address his colleagues on Friday after being awakened and gaining the ability to hold hands at his bedside.