Damar Hamlin 'fully cleared' to make his return to football after suffering on-field cardiac arrest
BUFFALO, NEWYORK: Buffalo Bills Damar Hamlin, 25 is going to make a comeback to football four months after suffering a tragic on-field cardiac arrest. Hamlin as per Bills General Manager, Brandon Beane is "fully cleared" to return to football.
Hamlin as per the Buffalo Bills is "working out" with them in Buffalo and the team was glad to have him back. Hamlin, Bill's Safety collapsed on the field in Cincinnati after a collision with Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins on January 2.
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'He's fully cleared. He's here...He's in a great headspace to come back..'
Hamlin had to be resuscitated twice — first on the field then in the hospital where he stayed for ten days. For the first three days, he remained on a ventilator at Cincinnati Hospital eventually walking up and inquiring about whether Bill had won the game as doctors removed his breathing tube. He was taken to Buffalo to continue with his recovery with doctors running numerous tests on him.
"He's fully cleared. He's here...He's in a great headspace to come back and make his return," Beane said. In an update, the Buffalo Bills expressed their joy for having him work out with the team.
Per GM Brandon Beane, Damar Hamlin has been cleared to resume full football activities.@HamlinIsland is in Buffalo and in a great headspace. ❤️💙 pic.twitter.com/wa2ZfGm8mX— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) April 18, 2023
'Glad to have you back'
"Damar Hamlin is working out with the team today in Buffalo. Glad to have you back," Buffalo Bills shared in a Tweet. The on-field collapse had caused shockwaves in NFL and the world as Hamlin collapsed and briefly stood up and fell again.
Damar Hamlin is working out with the team today in Buffalo.— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) April 18, 2023
Glad to have you back, 3. pic.twitter.com/n80HheSIaG
Beane said it like when someone is 'back from an injury'
The Beane added that Hamlin met with three specialists, the most recent of which was on Friday, and that they were all "lockstep" in favor of permitting Hamlin to play once again. "He's cleared, resumed full activities, just like anyone else who's coming back from an injury," Beane said. The game had to be stopped and then eventually canceled following the seriousness of Hamlin's injuries.
"We're super excited for Damar," Bills head coach Sean McDermott said told on Tuesday. "He's moving forward one step at a time here. He's been cleared from a physical standpoint." Back in February Hamiln told ABC, "I'm just thankful to God who gave me a second chance, you know, just to live normally and just come out almost without a scratch on me." He added, "Just to be able to keep going."
Public support, honor and awards to first responders
Soon after the petrifying incident, Hamlin's Chasing M's Foundations 'Toy Drive' campaign on GoFundMe for Hamlin's community support received 'renewed support" with the fundraiser getting over $9 billion in donations. Hamlin was awarded the NFL Players Association's highest honor, the 2023 Alan Page Community Action Award. NFL also honored first responders and other medical staff who treated Hamlin soon after the collapse.