It’s been a week from hell for Damar Hamlin and his family, but he’s officially onto the next step of his recovery.
The Buffalo Bills, through the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, have announced that Hamlin has been discharged from UCMC and has returned home to Buffalo.
“I can confirm he is doing well and this is the beginning of the next stage of his recovery,” UCMC doctor William Knight said.
An amazing update. ❤️💙 pic.twitter.com/Do1P1nKQWI
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) January 9, 2023
Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest last Monday against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football and was promptly rushed to UCMC, where he has been in critical care since. His status progressed throughout the week, after waking up on Wednesday, to the point he was able to watch the Bills-Patriots game from the hospital Sunday.
There is no timetable regarding Hamlin’s recovery process or a potential return to the football field at this time.
Hamlin received an overwhelming level of support from the NFL community and the sporting world as a whole after being hospitalized, and his Chasing M’s Foundation toy drive fundraiser raised over $8 million.
Putting love into the world comes back 3xs as much… thankful for everyone who has reached out and prayed. This will make me stronger on the road to recovery, keep praying for me! 🏾3️⃣
— 𝐃𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐫 𝐇𝐚𝐦𝐥𝐢𝐧 (@HamlinIsland) January 7, 2023