ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Dummer Hamlin visited the Bills’ facility with his teammates on Saturday for the first time since being discharged from Buffalo Hospital, 12 days after it was confirmed safe. Cardiac arrest, resuscitation required On the field during a game in Cincinnati.
Bills linebacker Matt Milano posted a photo on his Instagram account A photo of a smiling Hamlin shaking hands with his teammates.
A person with direct knowledge of Hamlin’s schedule confirmed the player’s visit to the Associated Press.The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Hamlin keeps his schedule and recovery private.
Hamlin is allowed to go home on wednesday After undergoing a final examination at the Buffalo General Medical Center. His trip to meet teammates takes place the day before bills (13-3) Host division rivals Miami Dolphins (9-8) The wild card playoff game made it more likely that he would be healthy enough to be in the game.
Hamlin, 24, has made an “amazing recovery” since his heart stopped after being hit in the chest by Bengals receiver Tee Higgins in the first quarter of a canceled game in Cincinnati on Jan. 11. It continues to call 2.
Hamlin spent the first two days at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center under sedation and ventilator breathing. Upon waking, Hamlin showed no signs of neurological damage and within four days of his arrival he was able to walk and talk as well as breathe on his own.
He first interacted with his teammates on Jan. 6, when Hamlin emerged from his hospital room via videoconference. He flexed his muscles and spoke to them, saying, “I love you guys.”
Hamlin, who live-tweeted the Bills’ 35-23 season-ending win against New England on Sunday, was released from hospital in Cincinnati the next day and moved to Buffalo. He is currently continuing his rehab with the Bills.
By the end of last week, as Hamlin’s recovery progressed, the Bills’ and NFL’s messages had switched from “prayers for Dummer 3” to “love for Dummer 3,” with the entire league honoring Hamlin wearing No. 3. I was.
Hamlin’s recovery supported the billI was stunned and teary-eyed when I saw the medical staff revive my teammates.
The Bills on Wednesday were cautious about when they’ll get the chance to meet Hamlin in person, saying it would depend on whether players regained their fitness.
Quarterback Josh Allen said, “Making sure he’s slowing down and obviously trying to get back to himself.” I hope he knows he’s ready.”
In the days following his downfall, $8.6M GoFundMe Donation Donated to a fundraiser for Hamlin’s Toy Drive, which is used to help young people through education and sports.
Hamlin, from the Pittsburgh suburb of McKee’s Rocks, will also use proceeds from the sale of new T-shirts that read “Did We Win?” Along with his hand in the shape of a heart to raise funds for the Cincinnati trauma center that treated him in the first place.