Buffalo player Damar Hamlin discharged from Cincinnati hospital

The Buffalo Bills player was released from hospital on Monday, just a week after suffering cardiac arrest during an NFL game.

Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin was released from hospital on Monday, just a week after suffering cardiac arrest during an NFL game, staff at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he was hospitalized, said. been admitted.

The 24-year-old flew to Buffalo, New York (northeast), where he will continue his recovery at another hospital facility.

« We are delighted and proud to announce that Damar Hamlin has been discharged from hospitalsaid the Ohio-based medical center. « He is doing well« and it is in Buffalo where he left that will take place »the next step in his recovery.»

« I am grateful for the awesome care I received at UCMCHamlin tweeted, adding that staff at his new hospital, Buffalo General Medical Center, had it « already made you feel at home« .

Hamlin had suffered a cardiac arrest last Monday, following a terrible shock to the chest suffered while tackling an opponent, during the regular season game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

He was quickly taken care of and resuscitated on the ground, before being hospitalized. An impressive sequence seen by millions of viewers attending this match between two candidates for the Super Bowl, in a packed stadium suddenly silenced, recalling the extreme danger of the most popular sport in the country.

« A long way»

Hamlin, who remained in critical condition for several days, made rapid and steady progress. After waking up on Wednesday, he was deintubated on Thursday evening and was then able to communicate verbally with his loved ones and members of his team, demonstrating that he was on the right track after a near death.

William Knight, one of the doctors at UCMC Medical Center who operated on Hamlin and who accompanied him to the airport before his transfer to Buffalo on Monday, warned that his recovery would be « a long way to go« .

« It is premature to talk about a possible return to the grounds of the NFL, he told some journalists. We are focused on his day-to-day recovery. We are delighted with its current condition. He stands, he walks, he has an amazing sense of humor. But as for any speculation about his future, it’s still far too early.»

In particular, he must undergo further examinations to determine what may have caused his cardiac arrest last week.

In the meantime, the day after the final day of the regular season, which was an opportunity for all NFL players, staff and fans to pay tribute to him, Hamlin expressed his gratitude and his emotion on Twitter.

« Seeing everyone gather around me on Sunday was truly an amazing feeling. The same love you all showed me, I intend to returna hundredfold, he wrote.

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