Football pro Damar Hamlin has left the Buffalo hospital a week after his cardiac arrest and is allowed to return home.

The 24-year-old Buffalo Bills defenseman was transferred from Cincinnati to Buffalo General Medical Center on Monday and completed a series of tests and physicals there on Tuesday, his NFL team said on Wednesday.

"We are confident that Damar can be safely released to continue his rehabilitation at home and with the Bills," said critical care physician Jamie Nadler, according to the release.

Hamlin collapsed after a tackle on the field during the Bills' game against the Cincinnati Bengals earlier this week and required CPR after suffering cardiac arrest.

The game has been canceled and will not be repeated.

Hamlin was able to follow his team's win against the New England Patriots last Sunday from his sick bed - and actively cheered on it.

"When the Bills ran back the opening kickoff, he was jumping up and down," the Bills quote Dr.

Timothy Pritts, one of the doctors at the US Medical Center in Cincinnati.

On the past game day, the last of the regular season, there were expressions of solidarity for Hamlin throughout the American Football League NFL.

The Bills wore flags that said "Pray for Damar" and his jersey number three when they walked in before the game against New England.

Players and officials from other teams wore t-shirts with the slogan "Love for Damar" during warm-ups and press conferences.

The Bills have made the playoffs and will face the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.