Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin was released from Kaleida Health Facility in Buffalo, New York on Wednesday afternoon, the team announced.
“We have completed a series of tests and evaluations and in consolation with the team physicians, we are confident that Damar can be safely discharged to continue his rehabilitation at home and with the Bills,” Dr. Jamie Nadler wrote in the team’s statement.
Hamlin was admitted on Monday and went through a series of cardiac, neurological and vascular tests on Tuesday, which came back strong enough for him to be discharged on Wednesday.
Hamlin was discharged from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center on Monday after he was capable of starting physical therapy, walking around on his own and eating a normal diet.
“Headed home to Buffalo today with a lot of love on my heart,” Hamlin tweeted on Monday. “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!”
Wednesday marks nine days since Hamlin was taken to the hospital after collapsing on the field against the Cincinnati Bengals due to cardiac arrest.
On Sunday, the Bills, NFL and NFL players across the league honored Hamlin with a special pregame moment, flags with his number three and warmup shirts that read “Love for Damar.” The Bills proceeded to run the opening kick back for a touchdown, which Hamlin was able to watch from the hospital, causing him to Tweet “OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!” in response.
Buffalo went on to beat New England 35-23 and clinch the AFC’s No.2 seed.
Hamlin received many positive updates throughout last week. On Saturday, he made his first public comments on Instagram and Twitter. Friday was the first time he was capable of speaking with his teammates, which he did over FaceTime after his breathing tube was removed.
The Bills’ next game is against the Dolphins on Sunday in the first round of the 2023 NFL playoffs.