Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin was released from the hospital on Wednesday, 10 days after suffering cardiac arrest during Monday Night Football, the Bills announced. 

The medical incident transpired in week 17 of the 2023 NFL season in a match between the Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals after a hit from an open-field tackle on wide receiver Tee Higgins. He was transferred to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for further testing and treatment. 

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The 24-year-old star was transported by air from UC Medical Center in Cincinnati on Monday to Buffalo General Medical Center after showing improvement in his condition.

Jamie Nadler, Hamlin’s critical care physician provided an update on the athlete’s condition, saying, “We have completed a series of tests and evaluations, and in consultation with the team physicians, we are confident that Damar can be safely discharged to continue his rehabilitation at home and with the Bills.”

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Can Damar Hamlin play football again?  

Hamlin showed exceptional performance at the University of Pittsburgh, playing on the defense. However, no team took a chance on him in the 2021 NFL Draft. The Buffalo Bills signed him as an undrafted free agent.

Hamlin had a decent first season with the Bills. In his second season, Hamlin became a key part of the Bills’ secondary, and he kept growing in stature.

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Professional doctors have looked at Hamlin’s situation and given their advice. One of them was Hamlin’s doctors at UC Medical Center. “It’s entirely too early to have that conversation. The best outcome is back to who he was before this all happened,” said Dr. William Knight IV of UC Medical Center.