Damar Hamlin 'trending in right direction to return to football' after cardiac arrest
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Damar Hamlin is trending in the right direction to return to the football field, Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network is reporting. Hamlin, a safety for the Buffalo Bills, suffered a cardiac arrest on the field on January 2nd during the Bills and Cincinnati Bengals game.
But since then, Hamlin has been making a remarkable recovery. Wolfe of NFL Network spoke with Bills general manager Brandon Beane this week. "The best news I heard this week wasn't a signing or a trade. It was Bills general manager Brandon Beane saying it is trending in the right direction for Damar Hamlin to return to the football field.
He visited with him a couple of days ago. He said he still has one more doctor meeting to finish up, but he feels like it will be finished up by April, and then they'll have conversations about his return to the field," Wolfe said on NFL Network, per Athlon Sports.
Hamlin could return to the football field
Just moments after Hamlin collapsed on the field, he was administered a life-saving CPR. Hamlin was then transported to the hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. From that moment, Hamlin has been making a remarkable recovery.
In late January, Hamlin took a moment to express his gratitude to all the people who showed support to him and his family. "Ever since I became a Buffalo Bill, it's been nothing but genuine love and support. Not even only for me, but everyone's situation.
No matter what it was, Bills Mafia jumped behind it and gave 110% support, love, no matter the situation. With this happening to me, I didn't feel anything short of the love. And it really helped me stay encouraged to get through the toughest moments and the toughest times.
I really can't thank you enough," Hamlin said. It remains to be seen if Hamlin will be able to return to the field in 2023.