Tomorrow (January 16) will officially mark two weeks since Damar Hamlin suffered one of the scariest injuries that the sports world has ever seen. The world was witness to the injury occurring in the first quarter of Monday Night Football.
In the highly-anticipated match-up between the Buffalo Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals, the Bills’ Safety frighteningly went into cardiac arrest on the field. The 24-year-old was subsequently taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. They were initially listing him in critical condition.
Ever since, we have gradually been receiving updates on his condition as they become available. On January 7, screenshots of him on FaceTime with Meek Mill and Michael Rubin began showing him in good spirits while still in the hospital.
Last Monday (January 9), reports began circulating that Hamlin was being released. “UC Health Center physicians announce that #Bills S Damar Hamlin has been released from the hospital and is back in Buffalo. WOW,” writes NFL insider Ian Rapoport in a tweet.
On Saturday (January 14), one of his teammates, Linebacker Matthew Milano, took to his Instagram account to share a photo of their first reunion with Hamlin. The visit reportedly took place at the Bills’ Orchard Park practice facility in Buffalo.
The following day, Hamlin took to his Twitter account to voice his support for his teammates. “My heart is with my guys as they compete today! Supporting from home as I focus on my recovery. Nothing I want more than to be out there with them! LFG #BillsMafia,” reads his tweet.
Of course, the Bills are facing off against the Miami Dolphins in an AFC wild card game today. The match started at 1:00PM EST.
It’s certainly great to see how incredible Damar Hamlin’s recovery has been. Finally, make sure you stay tuned to HNHH for all of the latest updates and stories.