Damar Hamlin is released from Ohio hospital after his cardiac arrest


Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin was released from an Ohio hospital Monday, a week after collapsing on the field during a nationally televised game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Hamlin was transferred to a hospital in Buffalo, New York, where he is expected to continue his recovery process before transitioning home.

«Mr. Hamlin has been released from prison and returned to Buffalo. I traveled with him to the airport this morning with our UC Health Airline and Mobile Care team, including teammates who were with us in the field when Mr. Hamlin collapsed,” said Dr. William Knight IV, professor of emergency medicine at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine and director of the MLP Emergency Medicine Program.

Hamlin has been the target of unwavering support of football fans since his cardiac arrest in the first quarter of last week’s «Monday Night Football» game at Paycor Stadium.

Hamlin, a 24-year-old in his second season of the NFLhe made what appeared to be a routine tackle on Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins before he appeared to pass out and fall backwards.

In the countryside Medical staff rushed Hamlin and administered CPR before he was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where the player had been treated until his departure Monday.

That game in Cincinnati was postponed and ultimately cancelled, leaving the Bills and Bengals, both considered top Super Bowl contenders, with résumés of 16 games instead of the 17 that every other NFL team has on their records.

The Bills, who beat the New England Patriots in a game full of emotions in Orchard Park, N.Y., on Sunday, it finished 13-3, a half-game behind the Kansas City Chiefs (14-3) for the AFC’s No. 1 seed.

Had the Bills won that game in Cincinnati and finished with an equal 14-3 record, Buffalo would have had the No. 1 playoff seed and a first-round bye. On the other hand the Bills finished with the No. 2 seed and the will hosting the Miami Dolphins on Sunday in a wild card round.

Under normal circumstances, if the No. 1 and No. 2 teams meet in the conference title game, the top seed would host. But given the unprecedented turn of events in Cincinnati last week, NFL owners agreed that a potential Kansas City-Buffalo AFC title game should take place at a neutral site and not in arrowhead stadiumlong considered one of the most hostile playing fields in soccer.

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