BUFFALO, N.Y. ( Associated Press) – An optimistic Damer Hamlin spent his second day at a Buffalo hospital Tuesday, where he is undergoing a series of tests to determine what caused him to go into cardiac arrest last week during a Bills game. And when will she be free.
“Not home yet,” security tweeted. “I continue to pass many tests. “Special thanks to Buffalo General (Medical Center), I’ve had nothing but love since I’ve been here!”
Hamlin also asked his followers to continue praying for his recovery.
The medical center released a statement noting that Hamlin was in good spirits with his parents Mario and Nina and his younger brother Damir.
According to the hospital, the team of doctors has the task of “identifying any possible causes of the incident, potentially treating any deformities, and planning their recovery, discharge and rehabilitation.”
After cardiac arrest, Hamlin required cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The player collapsed shortly after making a seemingly routine takedown during the first quarter of a game on January 2 in Cincinnati.
As part of the play, Cincinnati catcher Tee Higgins struck Hamlin in the chest. The NFL canceled the game permanently.
The 24-year-old safety is originally from McKees Rocks, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He spent a week at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he made “a marked improvement,” according to doctors.
After regaining the ability to breathe, walk and talk on his own, Hamlin was flown to Buffalo on Monday for the next phase of his treatment. Plus, he’s now closer to home and his teammates.
After being in critical condition for several days, doctors say that Hamlin’s condition is now stable.
Bills coach Sean McDermott and general manager Brandon Beane were among the first to visit Hamlin upon his return to Buffalo.
The Bills (13-3) returned to practice on Wednesday in preparation to host the Miami Dolphins (9-8), their divisional rivals, in a wild-card playoff game on Sunday.