Damar Hamlin update: Buffalo Bills defender released from Buffalo hospital
Damar Hamlin has now been released from the Buffalo hospital where he was being treated after recently getting transferred there, per ESPN’s Alaina Getzenberg.
Hamlin was moved from the Cincinnati hospital on Monday, where he spent the majority of his time after his collapse. Things just keep looking better and better for Hamlin. This great news comes nearly nine days after he collapsed on the field during Monday Night Football.
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It was determined that Hamlin went into cardiac arrest due to a rare occurrence called a commotio cordis. It is an abnormal heart rhythm that can cause someone to go into cardiac arrest after getting struck in the chest by an object during a heartbeat.
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Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott commented on what the team’s plans are for Hamlin. They are leaving it up to Hamlin for when he wants to return to the facility.
“His health is first and foremost on our mind as far as this situation,” McDermott said. “And then when he feels ready, we will welcome him back.”