According to the Kaleida Health doctor, the series of tests has been completed and they are confident that he can be discharged safely.
BUFFALO, NEW YORK. On Wednesday morning, the Buffalo Bills announced that Damar Hamlin had been discharged from Buffalo General Hospital.
Hamlin was admitted to a Buffalo hospital on January 9 and underwent a comprehensive medical examination. According to Kaleida Health staff, the series of tests has been completed and they are confident that he can be discharged safely.
Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest after a tackle against the Bengals on January 2 and had to be resuscitated on the field before being taken by ambulance to the hospital.
Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott said the team is grateful to have Hamlin at home and with his family. “It seems like he hasn’t been home for a long time. It’s a great feeling,” he said.
McDermott says it’s up to Hamlin to decide whether Hamlin comes to visit the team. “You know, his health is our first concern as he is in his situation, and then when he feels ready, you know, we will welcome him back when he feels ready,”
Hamlin recovered quickly from the January 2 incident. Doctors in Cincinnati said Hamlin had passed a number of key milestones in his recovery. They say he went through physical therapy and occupational therapy, as well as a regular diet. One of the doctors, Dr. William Knight, said that Hamlin “feels good.”
Hamlin will continue rehab at home and with the Bills.