Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin is now back in New York.
The football player who collapsed on the field after suffering cardiac arrest during a Monday night game in Cincinnati has been released from an Ohio hospital, and will continue his recovery in a Buffalo hospital, the Buffalo Bills football team posted on Twitter.
“Mr. Hamlin has been released and returned to Buffalo. I traveled with him to the airport this morning with our UC Health air care and mobile care crew, including teammates who were with us on the field when Mr. Hamlin collapsed,” Dr. William Knight IV, a professor of emergency medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and director of the Emergency Medicine MLP Program, told CBS News.
Hamlin, 24, collapsed after tackling Bengals receiver Tee Higgins. When Hamlin suddenly collapsed and fell backward, on-field medical staff swiftly gave him CPR before he was taken to Cincinnati Medical Center.
The game was postponed and later canceled. The Buffalo Bills played the New England Patriots last Sunday. They finished 13-3, which was a half-game behind Kansas City Chiefs for the AFC's No. 1 seed, CBS News reported. The Bills would have been No. 1 seed had they won the unfinished game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Bills will now play a wild-card round against the Miami Dolphins this coming Sunday.
The unusual circumstances that led to the Bills being one game short and having the No. 2 seed led to NFL owners agreeing to a neutral site if there is a Kansas City-Buffalo AFC title game, CBS News reported.
The American Heart Association has more on cardiac arrest.
SOURCE: CBS News