Bills safety Damar Hamlin He remains hospitalized for more than a week after collapsing on the field from cardiac arrest, but is back in Buffalo and is in «good spirits,» the team said in its latest update Tuesday.
Doctors at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center said Hamlin flew back to Buffalo Monday morning after meeting «key milestones» in his recovery, which including being removed from a fan and walking around his hospital unit on Friday.
He has been in physical and occupational therapy, walking around the unit, tolerating a regular diet, meeting with his family and many members of the care team who wanted to check on him, all to get him to this point where they could be safely returned to Buffalo,» Dr. William A. Knight told reporters during a press conference.
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The Bills said the following day in a statement posted on Twitter that Hamlin is continuing to undergo testing at the Gates Vascular Institute at Buffalo General Medical Center.
«Damar Hamlin remains hospitalized, but in good spirits, at Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute, a Kaleida Health Center in Buffalo, New York,» the statement said. «Hamlin is going through a series of tests and evaluations today.»
Hamlin posted his own update on Twitter on Tuesday and asked for his supporters’ continued prayers.
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Doctors said Monday that while Hamlin is «fine,» they won’t speculate on his condition. future in soccer
«He still has a bit of a way to go in terms of his ongoing recovery,» Dr. Knight said.
«We’re thrilled to know where he is today. He’s awake. He’s walking. He has an amazing, genuine sense of humor. And his family is amazing, and we’re happy he’s with them. But, in terms of any kind of guesswork about his future, that is still significantly in the future, and it will be up to Damar and a great team of doctors to help him.»
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Hamlin will be close to his team when hosting the No. 7 seed miami dolphins in the AFC wild card round on Sunday.