Just nine days after his heart stopped on the football field, Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin has been released from the hospital and is back home, the team announced Wednesday.
The Bills confirmed that Hamlin had been discharged from Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute after undergoing "a comprehensive medical evaluation as well as a series of cardiac, neurological, and vascular testing."
"In consultation with the team physicians, we are confident that Damar can be safely discharged to continue his rehabilitation at home," Dr. Jamie Nadler added.
Hamlin had previously been transferred to Buffalo from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center this past Monday.
Hamlin, who had to be revived with CPR after suffering a cardiac arrest last week following a routine tackle during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals, tweeted the day prior to his release, "It's been nothing but love since arrival! Keep me in y'all prayers please!"
He also expressed his thanks to the staff in Buffalo.
Following the news that Hamlin had been released from the hospital, the supportive sports world chimed in to express their relief and adoration.
"This is just such amazing news," NFL Network reporter Cameron Wolfe said.
Wolfe added that he had spoken to Hamlin's uncle Dorian Glenn, who told him that the support from the community "has truly impacted his nephew's recovery."
ESPN reporter Coley Harvey tweeted that he had spoken to another member of Hamlin's family and "they are all 'ecstatic' by today's wonderful development."
Jan. 11, 2023: This article has been updated to reflect Hamlin's release from the hospital.