After more than a week in the hospital, Bills safety Damar Hamlin has been discharged and will continue his recovery and rehab at home. Hamlin was shifted from the UC Medical Center in Cincinnati to the Buffalo General Medical Center a few days back and upon a series of tests and examinations, he was discharged. He is now back at his home in Buffalo with his family.
Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest on the field during the Bills vs Bengals game and the way in which he collapsed on the field, sent chills around the NFL world. He lost his breath and since his pulse was running, he was given CPR which brought him back to life. A similar process had to be done once again in the hospital too. Hamlin was in a ‘critical’ condition for almost a week before he finally started speaking and it took him over a week to fully respond to the outer world.
The care team lead for Hamlin, Dr. Jamie Nadler, critical care physician, and chief quality officer at Kaleida Health, which runs Buffalo General, revealed that they have run multiple tests on Hamlin and are confident that he can be safely discharged to continue his rehabilitation at home.
“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,” Dr. Nadler said. Even the Bills released one final statement regarding Hamlin’s well-being in which they stated that Hamlin will continue his rehab back at home.
All of the NFL world has been praying for Hamlin’s well-being right from the beginning and it looks like their prayers have been answered. Fans were elated to hear about Hamlin’s homecoming and took to social media to express their love and gratitude calling this a ‘miracle’.
It is yet not known how quickly will the 24-year-old safety recover but it looks like he won’t be making it to the field this season. The Bills, in his absence, will play the Miami Dolphins in the wildcard round and are the favorites to win it. They are even strong contenders for the Super Bowl this season.
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