18 April, 2023
ORCHARD PARK — The general manager of Buffalo, Brandon Beane, said on Tuesday that Bills safety Damar Hamlin has received full clearance to resume playing football.
Hamlin attended this week’s Bills optional exercises and took part in them after seeing his most recent specialist on Friday.
After experiencing cardiac arrest during the Bills’ regular-season game against the Cincinnati Bengals on January 2, Beane reported that Hamlin saw three separate experts. The three doctors concurred that Hamlin could resume playing football in its entirety.
Hamlin expressed his desire to return to the field in February.
“Eventually. As I previously mentioned, as a competitor, I’m constantly trying to do things to improve my position “In an interview that was broadcast on Fox during the Super Bowl LVII pregame show, Hamlin told Michael Strahan. “But, I’m giving that over to God. I just appreciate that he gave me another shot.”
Hamlin spent time in Washington, D.C., last month to support the bipartisan Access to AEDs bill, which would make more automated external defibrillators and accompanying training available on school campuses. At the White House, he also had a meeting with President Joseph Biden.
The NFL established the Smart Heart Sports Coalition in cooperation with a number of organizations to promote laws in all 50 states intended to stop high school athletes from dying from sudden cardiac arrest. The coalition wrote letters to the governors of 43 states where it believes further policies are required, with the aim of passing legislation at the state level and putting these policies into effect within the following three years.
The Alan Page Community Award, the NFLPA’s highest accolade, was given to Hamlin for his charitable work during a busy few months for him. In the days following his hospitalization, his Chasing M’s Foundation raised almost $9 million, with the majority of the funds flowing through GoFundMe for a toy drive with a $2,500 original goal. At the NFL Honors and on the field before to Super Bowl LVII, he was also honored with the medical and athletic training staff of the Bills and Bengals as well as several employees from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.