Damar Hamlin remains in a hospital in Buffalo after being transferred from Cincinnati Medical Center on Monday and is in “good spirits” as he undergoes further testing.
Hamlin provided an update via Twitter on Tuesday, thanking the Buffalo Medical Center staff, announcing he is “still doing and going through a bunch of tests.”
The Buffalo Bills followed Hamlin’s statement with an update of their own confirming that he is undergoing further testing with BGMC heart specialists.
The latest update comes eight days after Hamlin collapsed on the football field due to cardiac arrest during a Monday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Bill’s safety required cardiopulmonary resuscitation to resuscitate him on the field, and he was taken to CMC, where he remained in critical condition in the hospital’s ICU for several days. The NFL postponed and ultimately canceled the Bills-Bengals game as Hamlin’s health remained in question.
Hamlin showed progress mid-week and was taken off the ventilator. On Thursday, doctors announced that Hamlin’s “neurological condition and functions are fine” and reported that he opened his eyes and moved his arms and legs.
Since then, Hamlin has been active on social media, sharing positive news about his health and mood. He tweeted from the hospital prior to and during Sunday’s Buffalo game against the New England Patriots and cheered on his bills when Nyheim Hines answered with two kick-off touchdowns in a 35–23 win.
On Monday, he was discharged from CMC and granted permission to travel to Buffalo, where he remains in the hospital while he undergoes further testing. Wherever he is on Sunday, he will have the opportunity to cheer for his Bills again as they host the Miami Dolphins in a wildcard playoff game.