He was hurt after pushing a friend out of its path, suffering a fractured skull and bleed to the brain.
Mr Wheeler was treated at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital following the collision.
His partner Liz Chambers, of Carnegie Avenue, said: "Dan is home and is recovering well."
She has appealed for the driver, who did not stop, to come forward.
Speaking last month, the 29-year-old described the driver as "heartless" for fleeing the scene.
"Dan was trying to save his friend. He saw the car coming and pushed his mate out of the way and got the brunt of it himself.
"He was in Bridge Street on a night out when a car hit him and the driver carried on and left him for dead. Apparently it damaged othrt cars as it left the area.
"He doesn't go out very often, but his friend invited him out and he went.
"I think the person responsible for this is heartless. They are lowlifes and they have no conscience to do something like this and run off."
The VW was captured on street cameras colliding with bollards in George Street, before heading towards Caldmore.
Witnesses with dash-cam or phone footage of the incident should contact the force's Live Chat via west-midlands.police.uk quoting log 635 of 11/09/21.