Damar Hamlin remains hospitalized in Buffalo: 'Not home quite just yet'

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."

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.

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.

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.

Nov 20, 2022; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin warms up before a game against the Cleveland Browns at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Lon Horwedel-USA TODAY Sports
Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin Hamlin is undergoing evaluation with heart specialists at Buffalo General Medical Center. (Lon Horwedel-USA TODAY Sports) (USA Today Sports / reuters)