Last week, Damar Hamlin suffered a horrible injury on Monday Night Football. Many of you will remember that Hamlin went into cardiac arrest after being punched by Tee Higgins. Overall, it was a freak accident that resulted in the implementation of life-saving precautions in the field.
Hamlin was reported to have received nine minutes of CPR and AED. It is usually very difficult to survive these types of medical emergencies, however medical professionals worked tirelessly to keep him alive. Eventually, Hamlin was sent to the UC Health Center where he was on a ventilator.
Throughout the week, Hamlin got progressively better. He began to breathe on his own and it became clear that his neurological function was still intact. Additionally, Hamlin began talking to and supporting his teammates during the Bills vs. Patriots game.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Hamlin has been officially released from the hospital. This means that he is officially allowed to go home to his family in Buffalo. However, it was noted that Hamlin will be heading to a local hospital as he still needs tests. Although he is doing significantly better, he still needs to be monitored.
UC Health Center physicians announce thatS Damar Hamlin has been released from the hospital and is back in Buffalo. WOW.
Dr. William Knight: “I can confirm that he is doing well and this is the start of the next stage of his recovery.”
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet)
Meanwhile, Hamlin himself has commented on the news, saying: “Seeing the world come together around me on Sunday was truly an incredible feeling. The same love that all of you have shown me is the same love that I plan to give back to the world and more.”
I headed home to Buffalo today with a lot of love in my heart. ??
Seeing the world rally around me on Sunday was truly an amazing feeling.
The same love that all of you have shown me is the same love that I plan to give back to the world and more.
Bigger than soccer! ??
— ????? ?????? (@HamlinIsland)
No matter how you do it, his recovery is amazing. There were many who thought that he would perish on the field. However, the medical professionals did their job every step of the way. We couldn’t be happier that he’s doing so well right now, and we’re still looking forward to his recovery.