BUFFALO, NY — After more than nine days in two hospitals, the safety of the Buffalo Bills Hamelin’s devastation The team announced Wednesday that it has been discharged from Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute.
Hamlin is now back home in Buffalo with his family. He underwent a series of comprehensive medical evaluations as well as a series of cardiovascular, neurological and vascular examinations on Tuesday.
“We have completed a series of tests and evaluations, and in consultation with the team physicians, we are confident that Dammar can be safely discharged,” Dr. To continue his rehabilitation at home and with bills.
Bills coach Sean McDermott said they will leave it up to Hamlin when he wants to return to the team’s facility.
“His health is first and foremost on our minds in connection with this situation,” McDermott said. “And then when he feels ready, we’ll welcome him back.”
Hamlin has been in the hospital in Buffalo since Monday after being released from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He spent nearly a week in a hospital in Cincinnati after suffering a cardiac arrest during the first quarter of a “Monday Night Football” game between the Bills and the Bengals. The match was initially postponed after Hamlin collapsed on the court and then called off days later.
Hamlin, 24, was transported to Buffalo on Monday and was taken to Buffalo General but has been hospitalized in stable condition. The team at the hospital in Buffalo is tasked with “identifying any potential causes of the event, potentially treating any illnesses that can be found, as well as a plan for recovery, discharge and rehabilitation,” according to a statement from Kaleida Health, which oversees the hospital.
Hamlin was joined by his parents, Mario and Nina, and his 7-year-old brother, Damir, in hospital on Tuesday. His brother was unable to visit him in the intensive care unit in Cincinnati due to rules to prevent the spread of influenza and RSV, according to Bills general manager Brandon Bean.
In the days following his cardiac arrest, Hamlin received support from around the world by donating millions of dollars to his GoFundMe gaming campaign as part of his Chasing Millions Foundation. The 2021 Round Six Pittsburgh has prioritized giving back to his community in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, and in Pittsburgh, and setting an example for the kids there. NFL teams showed their support for Hamlin in a variety of ways, including blue and red stadium lights, T-shirts with the slogan “Love for Damar” and moments of prayer and celebration of his recovery.
Bills players returned to the court Sunday for the first time since Hamlin’s heart stopped with a win over the New England Patriots, but the focus of the game was all on Hamlin, with players wearing jerseys with “3” spots on them and Bills bills. The medical and sports coaching staff were introduced before the match. Fans across the field supported Hamlin with gestures, while players held up three fingers throughout the game.
As Hamlin heads home, the Bills train with him in mind as they prepare to take on the Miami Dolphins.
“I feel really good about the place [Hamlin’s health and well-being] Despite that, and the fact that he’s home with his parents,” McDermott said. And for us – as Damar’s father has said to us many times and Damar has also mentioned – they want us to go do our work, and that’s what we have to do.”