Damar Hamlin will be rooting for his teammates in Buffalo but not at Highmark Stadium.
‘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,’ Hamlin tweeted at 12:15 p.m. Sunday.
The Associated Press reported earlier Sunday − citing a person with direct knowledge of Hamlin’s schedule on the condition of anonymity − that the Buffalo Bills safety planned to attend Buffalo’s wild-card playoff home game against the Miami Dolphins. The source later told the The Associated Press ‘plans may have changed.”
Hamlin is recovering after going into cardiac arrest on the field in Cincinnati less than two weeks ago.
Hamlin, 24, visited his teammates at the stadium on Saturday but has not made a public appearance since being taken from transported from Paycor Stadium in an ambulance on Jan. 2.
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Hamlin collapsed and was given CPR and resuscitated on the field in Cincinnati on Monday Night Football and the game was about an hour later. Hamlin was in the intensive care unit at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
Three days later, UC physicians said that Hamlin had shown ‘remarkable improvement’ and was ‘neurologically intact.’ He opened his eyes. was able to hold the hands of family and friends was able to communicate via writing, asking, ‘Did we win?’
Hamlin’s breathing tube was removed on Jan. 6 and he FaceTimed with Bills teammates, telling them ‘I love you boys.’
He was transferred from Cincinnati to Buffalo General Hospital on Jan. 9 to undergo additional testing and was discharged on Jan. 11.