Bills’ Damar Hamlin discharged from Buffalo hospital after completing comprehensive tests
Damar Hamlin was released from a Buffalo hospital on Wednesday after being transferred there earlier in the week from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, the Bills said.
The organization said Hamlin was admitted to Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute and underwent a “comprehensive medical evaluation, as well as a series of cardiac, neurological and vascular tests on Tuesday.”
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Buffalo Bills players wear No. 3 in support of safety Damar Hamlin during practice before an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Orchard Park, New York. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
“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 Bills,” Dr. Jamie Nadler, care team leader, critical care physician and chief quality officer at Kaleida Health, said in a statement through the team.
Hamlin’s clearance to go home comes just over a week since he went into cardiac arrest on the field during the team’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Bills said his heartbeat had to restart on the field.
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Damar Hamlin, center, watching the Buffalo Bills from his hospital bed. (Credit: @HamlinIsland / SPORTS REPORT+ /TMX)
Hamlin woke up a few days after being hospitalized, and by the end of the week, he was alert and watching the Bills’ game Sunday against the New England Patriots from his bed. He was released from a Cincinnati hospital on Monday.
Dr. William A. Knight and Dr. Timothy Pritts held a news conference Monday offering the latest — and most optimistic — update on Hamlin’s condition.
“He watched the game yesterday. When the opening kickoff came back, he jumped up and down, got out of his chair, I think he set off every alarm in the ICU in the process, but he was fine. It was just right. reaction to a very exciting game,” Pritts revealed with a smile.
A poster is attached to a fence outside the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, in Cincinnati. Buffalo Bills’ Damar Hamlin was taken to the hospital after collapsing on the field during an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
He enjoyed it a lot and enjoys everyone’s support.”
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Hamlin’s status is a sigh of relief for the Bills, who will play the Miami Dolphins on Sunday in the wild-card round of the playoffs.
Fox News’ Paulina Dedaj contributed to this report.
Ryan Gaydos is the sports editor of Fox News Digital.