Bills safety Damar Hamlin has been transferred to a hospital in Buffalo from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, his doctors announced Monday.
“We are thrilled and proud to share that Damar Hamlin has been released from the hospital and returned to Buffalo. He is doing well, and this is the next stage of his recovery,” Dr. William Knight said in a statement.
Knight added, “Damar walked his first lap around the hospital on Friday, and he’s on a normal-to-accelerated trajectory. We continue to be ecstatic about his recovery.”
The 24-year-old’s transfer back to Buffalo comes one week after he suffered a cardiac arrest during last Monday night’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Hamlin expressed gratitude for the support he received in his first statement Saturday:
He also tweeted throughout Buffalo’s win over New England Patriots from his hospital bed Sunday, which included an incredible 96-yard touchdown return by running back Nyheim Hines on the opening kickoff.
Doctors have described Hamlin’s recovery as “remarkable” and his neurological function as “excellent.”
In a chilling scene, the defensive back had his heartbeat restored on the field after collapsing in the first quarter of the prime-time matchup.
Hamlin joined the Bills as a sixth-round draft pick in 2021 after a five-year college career at Pittsburgh.
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