Damar Hamlin released from hospital as NFL star continues remarkable recovery from cardiac arrest

Damar Hamlin released from hospital as NFL star continues remarkable recovery from cardiac arrest

Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin was released from hospital on Wednesday, just over a week after he went into cardiac arrest and had to be resuscitated during an NFL game at the Cincinnati Bengals.

Hamlin will return home after spending two days undergoing tests at Buffalo General Medical Center.

He was transferred to Buffalo after spending last week at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where the 24-year-old from Pittsburgh experienced what doctors called “a remarkable recovery.”

A statement from the Bills quoted Dr. Jamie Nadler as saying: “We have completed a series of tests and evaluation and in consultation with the team physicians, we are confident that Damar can be safely discharged.”

Nadler said Hamlin will continue his rehabilitation with the Bills.

Hamlin collapsed on the field after being struck in the chest by Bengals receiver Tee Higgins while making what appeared to be a routine tackle during the first quarter of Buffalo’s game at Cincinnati on January 2.

He spent the first two days in hospital in a coma. After being awakened, he was able to grip people's hands at his bedside, and eventually taken off a ventilator and able to address his teammates on Friday.

Additional reporting by AP.