Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin was released from the hospital and has returned to Buffalo just one week after he fell during an early Tuesday Night Football game in Cincinnati.
Dr. William Knight, who cared for Hamlin while he was in the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, said to reporters that he drove Hamlin to the airport on Monday morning, saying that Hamlin is “doing well” and is “beginning the next stage of his recovery.”
Hamlin was unable to stand last Monday night following what seemed to be a routine tackle from Bengals receiver Tee Higgins. Hamlin was standing after the play, appearing to be preparing to return to the huddle for the following game, but then collapsed. Buffalo's medical team worked hard in an effort to revive Hamlin. The team performed CPR for 9 minutes until an ambulance arrived to take the patient to UCMC.
Hamlin tweeted his thanks to all those who have backed his cause.
Hamlin was taken to the hospital and the game between the Bengals was put off until the end of the season and then canceled. Hamlin's removal follows an incredibly difficult day of emotions to Hamlin along with the Bills. The Bills were able to celebrate their victory on Sunday. Hamlin showed his teammates his affection by sharing an announcement before the game that read, “GAMETIME!! !”
Twitter users expressed joy over the news of Hamlin's departure.
“Yes and Yes!”
-” Jason Romano (@JasonRomano) January 9, 2023.
The Bills will play The Dolphins in the opening game of playoffs on Sunday.