Buffalo Bills have released a statement announcing that their safety, Damar Hamlin, has been released from the hospital. He had been admitted to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center after suffering a cardiac arrest post his collision with the Cincinnati Bengals’ Tee Higgins.
In the statement, the Bills have revealed that the UC Medical Center said, “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.”
The footballer has himself taken to Twitter to announce his release. He said, “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!”
In a subsequent tweet, he said, “Grateful for the awesome care I received at UCMC. Happy to be back in Buffalo. The docs and nurses at Buffalo General have already made me feel at home!”
Hamlin’s return comes a day after he cheered on the Bills from his hospital bed during their regular season-ending 35-23 win over the New England Patriots. The game proved to be a cathartic outpouring of support for the Bills and Hamlin.
The Bills wore No. 3 Hamlin patches on their jerseys and honored their teammate by raising three fingers in the closing minutes, while tight end Dawson Knox celebrated his touchdown by forming his hands into the shape of a heart.
The NFL has been paying tributes to the 24-year-old throughout the Week 18 matches. Players like Patrick Mahomes and Maxx Crosby were also pictured wearing shirts with Hamlin’s name on them before their matches.
Hamlin himself tweeted out his gratitude for all the support he has been receiving from fans and colleagues alike.
He said in his post, “Putting love into the world comes back 3xs as much… thankful for everyone who has reached out and prayed. This will make me stronger on the road to recovery, keep praying for me! 🏾3️⃣”