Hamlin could be released from the hospital the next day or two after his recovery has moved forward.
BUFFALO, NY – Buffalo Bills Safety Damar Hamlin continues to make progress in his recovery after a cardiac arrest during a football match.
Hamlin, 24, suffered a 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.
Hamlin was discharged from the University of California Medical Center on Jan. 9 and transferred to the Buffalo General/Gates Vascular in downtown Buffalo to continue his recovery.
Doctors in Cincinnati say Hamlin has passed a number of key milestones in his recovery. They say he has had physical therapy and occupational therapy, as well as a regular diet. One of the doctors, Dr. William Knight, said that Hamlin “feels good.”
While Hamlin is still in the hospital undergoing tests, Michael Hughes, senior vice president and chief administrative officer of Kaleida Health, told CNN that Hamlin could be well enough to be released within the next 24 to 48 hours.
Former Buffalo Bills quarterback and Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly spoke of Hamlin’s incredible recovery. 2 Rob Hackford of On Your Side will have a story on Channel 2 News First at 5pm.