Damar Hamlin has returned to Buffalo to continue his remarkable recovery from an on-field cardiac arrest.
Hamlin elaborated on the great news via social media:
Hamlin’s condition “continued to improve through the weekend” his team said after he suffered cardiac arrest during a game last week.
Hamlin initially received CPR on the field from the Bills’ medical staff prior to leaving the stadium in an ambulance.
On Friday, Hamlin’s doctors announced that he was breathing on his own. On Saturday, the Bills announced that Hamlin exhibited “excellent” neurological function.
Hamlin set off “every alarm” in the ICU after his teammates scored a touchdown during the opening kickoff Sunday against the New England Patriots, Dr. Timothy Pritts, chief of surgery at the University of Cincinnati hospital, said.
“When the opening kickoff was runback, he jumped up and down and got out of his chair and set — I think — every alarm off in the ICU in the process, but he was fine, it was just an appropriate reaction to a very exciting play. He very much enjoyed it,” Pritts said during a news conference Monday.
Pritts added that Hamlin was “beyond excited” on Sunday and felt “very supported by the outpouring of love from across the league, especially from the Buffalo area. We’ve learned this week that the Bills mafia is a very real thing.”
Hamlin has also launched his own T-shirt line, with the proceeds going to the UC Trauma Center.