Damar Hamlin remains hospitalized 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 staff at Buffalo General Medical Center while announcing that he's "Still doing & passing a bunch of test."
Not home quite just yet🏡🏾. Still doing & passing a bunch of test. Special thank-you to Buffalo General it’s been nothing but love since arrival! Keep me in y’all prayers please! #3strong
— 𝐃𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐫 𝐇𝐚𝐦𝐥𝐢𝐧 (@HamlinIsland) January 10, 2023
The Buffalo Bills followed Hamlin's statement up with an update of their own confirming that he's undergoing further testing with BGMC's heart specialists.
Damar Hamlin remains hospitalized, but is in good spirits, at Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute, a Kaleida Health facility in Buffalo, NY.
Hamlin is going through a series of testing and evaluation today.
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) January 10, 2023
The latest update arrives eight days after Hamlin collapsed on a football field while suffering cardiac arrest during a Monday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bills safety required CPR to resuscitate him on the field and was transported to CMC where he remained in critical condition in the hospital's ICU for multiple days. The NFL postponed and eventually canceled the Bills-Bengals game as Hamlin's health status remained in question.
Hamlin showed progress midweek and was removed from a ventilator. Doctors announced on Thursday that Hamlin's "neurological condition and function is intact" and reported that he'd opened his eyes and was moving his hands and feet.
Hamlin has since been active on social media while sharing positive updates about his health and his spirits. He tweeted from the hospital before and during Buffalo's game on Sunday against the New England Patriots and cheered on his Bills as Nyheim Hines returned two kickoffs for touchdowns in a 35-23 victory.
— 𝐃𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐫 𝐇𝐚𝐦𝐥𝐢𝐧 (@HamlinIsland) January 8, 2023
He was discharged from CMC on Monday and cleared to travel to Buffalo, where he remains hospitalized while undergoing further evaluation. Wherever he is on Sunday, he'll have a chance to cheer on his Bills again as they host the Miami Dolphins in a wild-card playoff game.