Buffalo Bills Safety Damar Hamlin Seen Practicing With Team Less Than 150 Days After On-Field Cardiac Arrest

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Damar Hamlin has one hell of a story.

Most of everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing when Hamlin, the Buffalo Bills safety, collapsed on the field back on January 2nd, during ESPN’s Monday Night Football highly-anticipated matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Buffalo Bills.

All anyone was worried about going into the night was the game’s playoff implications, and after tragedy struck during the first quarter, all anyone cared about was the health and safety of Damar.

Doctors have since stated that Hamlin suffered from “Commotio Cordis,” a rare cardiac arrest event that, according to the American Heart Association, is “an extremely rare consequence of blunt force trauma to the heart that happens at exactly the wrong time in the heart rhythm, causing the heart to stop beating effectively.”

The sports world stopped spinning for a while after the scary occurrence, with the game being canceled not even a quarter into the competition. Fans of football were starting to fear for the worst as news slowly trickled in and close up videos of players in tears on the field during the incident were shared.

But then, positive news began to release, and in very small steps, it became evident that Hamlin would survive the life threatening injury thanks to the fast response from medical personnel on the sidelines. At that point, many were just excited that Hamlin would miraculously make it through and the 25-year-old would still manage to live a happy life.

However, that wasn’t enough for Damar Hamlin, who stayed consistent that he would one day return to the field and play football.

Now, it seems that steps are being taken to make the unlikely underdog story continue for the Buffalo Bills safety. Videos were released today that showed Hamlin returning to the practice field for organized team activities (OTAs).

The tweet below reads:

“Well…despite what Sean McDermott said prior, Bills Safety Damar Hamlin was in fact out on the field practicing with the team today, participating during the individuals.

No helmet, but otherwise looking like just any other player on the roster. Amazing.”

Hamlin continues to prove his strength and resilience, and you have to be rather brave to return to the sport that almost tragically claimed your life. Number 3 for the Bills seems to be on pace to return to football, and he’s doing it all with a smile on his face and a new outlook on life.

Fans of the Bills and football fans in general took to the reply section and left supportive tweets aimed towards Damar Hamlin and his inspiring story:

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