Damar Hamlin reunites with Buffalo Bills teammates just 12 days after his cardiac arrest as linebacker Matt Milano shares a picture of the 24-year-old being greeted by the squad
- Linebacker Matt Milano shared a picture of Damar Hamlin back with the Bills
- Incredibly, it is only 12 days since he collapsed playing for the Bills vs. Bengals
- The 24-year-old Hamlin was released from hospital
Damar Hamlin appears to have returned to the Buffalo Bills camp and met his teammates for the first time since his cardiac arrest earlier this month.
Linebacker Matt Milano shared a pictured on Instagram of Hamlin at the team’s base, in his own clothes, 12 days after being taken ill during his team’s game against Cincinnati Bengals.
It comes a day before the Bills play Miami Dolphins in the NFL playoffs. Hamlin, 24, was released from hospital on Wednesday.
Matt Milano shared a picture of Damar Hamlin back with the Buffalo Bills on Saturday
Hamlin (left) had a cardiac arrest after a tackle playing for the Bills vs Bengals on January 2
Bills safety Hamlin was released from the hospital in Buffalo on Wednesday and went home
The Bills revealed the good news in a statement on social media Wednesday morning, saying: ‘Damar Hamlin has been discharged from Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute, a Kaleida Health facility in Buffalo, NY.
‘Hamlin was admitted on Monday and went through a comprehensive medical evaluation as well as a series of cardiac, neurological and vascular testing on Tuesday.
‘Jamie Nadler, MD, critical care physician and Chief Quality Officer at Kaleida Health and the care team lead for Hamlin said, “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.’
Hamlin provided an update on his progress on Tuesday afternoon, revealing he was undergoing and passing medical tests.
‘Not home quite just yet,’ Hamlin said on his Twitter profile.
‘Still doing and passing a bunch of tests. Special thank you to Buffalo General, it’s been nothing but love since arrival! Keep me in y’all prayers please! #3strong.’
Hamlin was transferred from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center to the facility in Buffalo on Monday.
‘Headed home to Buffalo today with a lot of love on my heart,’ the Bills safety wrote.
‘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!
His remarkable recovery comes just 12 days after he suffered an on-field cardiac arrest
Hamlin was transferred from University of Cincinnati Medical Center to Buffalo on Monday
While Hamlin has been recovering his Bills team have been preparing to play the Dolphins
‘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!’
To give back to the hospital that saved his life, Hamlin launched a series of t-shirts with proceeds going back to the UC Medical Center.
The Bills player, who has also set up charity toy drives to raise money for his local community, had tackled Bengals receiver Tee Higgins in the first quarter of the pivotal Monday night game on January 2 and got up briefly before falling backwards to the ground and laying motionless.
He was attended to by members of the Bills training staff, including Denny Kellington – who was identified as the man who gave Hamlin necessary CPR.
Higgins led the outpouring of well wishes for the young player, tweeting that he ‘prays Hamlin will pull through’ when Hamlin was in critical condition at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
Hamlin’s teammate, the Bills quarterback Josh Allen, said that what had happened to Hamlin was in his eyes akin to a religious experience.
‘[There was] just kind of kind of a spiritual awakening really for me, and I know for a lot of other people that maybe didn’t have the strongest belief, or wasn’t one of the biggest [or] strongest Christian followers,’ the Bills quarterback told ESPN’s Kyle Brandt ahead of Sunday’s playoff matchup with the visiting Miami Dolphins.
‘Something got a hold of me there,’ Allen added. ‘It was extremely powerful that I couldn’t deny.’