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Damar Hamlin released from hospital one week after cardiac arrest to continue recovery in Buffalo

Damar Hamlin has been released from the hospital and has returned home to Buffalo after collapsing on the field during the first quarter of the Buffalo Bills’ NFL game last Monday. The news comes after Hamlin was hospitalized in critical condition after collapsing during the Jan. 2 game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paycor Stadium. He received CPR on the field before being taken via ambulance to the hospital and admitted to the intensive care unit after going into cardiac arrest following a hit.

The news of Hamlin’s release was announced via the team’s social media on Monday, which included a statement on behalf of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine that “he [Lamar] is doing well and this is the next stage of recovery.”  Hamlin also tweeted: ‘Headed home to Buffalo today with a lot of love on my heart. 🫶🏾 Watching the world come together around me on Sunday was truly an amazing feeling. The same love you all have shown me is the same love that I plan to put back into the world n more. Bigger than football! 🫶🏾

During a press conference on Monday, Dr. William Knight IV, a professor of emergency medicine at the UC Medical Center and director of the Emergency Medicine MLP Program, revealed Hamlin had returned home to Buffalo.  Knight said: “I traveled with him to the airport this morning with our UC Health air care and mobile care crew, including teammates who were with us on the field when Mr. Hamlin collapsed.” 

Hamlin live-tweeted the Bills and Patriots game on Sunday in support of his teammates just a day after thanking fans for showing their support in his first social media post since being hospitalized. He wrote on Instagram“The Love has been overwhelming, but I’m thankful for every single person that prayed for me and reached out. We brung the world back together behind this. If you know me you know this only gone make me stronger. On a long road keep praying for me!”

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