It feels like it was yesterday when Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest on the football field, while playing against the Cincinnati Bengals.
He had to be resuscitated twice, once on the field, and once at the hospital.
However, the 24-year-old was able to escape death twice, and has nearly made a full recovery in thanks to the incredible work of trainers, paramedics, doctors, and a full on miracle.
Needless to say, people across the world are just thankful that he’s alive, and has been given a second chance at life.
But, the question still remains… will Hamlin ever be able to suit up in a football uniform ever again?
Of course, not a single person on this planet would blame him if he chose not too, but from everything we’ve heard so far, Hamlin is well on his way to 100%.
With that being said, Bills GM Brandon Beane has given us a very positive update about the possibility of his return.
Beane told USA Today:
“We want to make sure we’re hearing everything. Assuming he gets full clearance, I know he would want to play. I know that’s his end game, to continue playing. We want to make sure we’re all in sync, assuming the doctors say at some point… we’re in agreement that we’re okay putting him out there, too. So far, all is well with his testing, and we’ll let that continue.
If he’s able to get full clearance and he feels he’s ready to do it, that’s another big smile of a story. Not that he just got his life back, but he would have his football career back and have an opportunity to go out there and play.
We’ll continue to support Damar throughout this whole thing. I would love to give the storybook ending that he’s definitely going to play, but we don’t know that yet.
It will be a decision for Damar, but it will also be a decision for us.”
Talk about some great news.
If Hamlin were to return to the gridiron, it would be one hell of a comeback story for the NFL.
Hamlin recently sat down with Michael Strahan to discuss the incident, although he awkwardly declined to share the reason doctors gave him for the cardiac arrest: