Damar Hamlin cleared for football activity with Buffalo Bills

It’s been 106 days since the world witnessed Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin go into cardiac arrest during an NFL game, occurring against the Cincinnati Bengals after a routine tackle on Tee Higgins.

Hamlin required CPR with assistance of a defibrillator to get his heart beating again. He was then transported to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center where he was reported to be in critical condition. Hamlin was then on a ventilator, where he required assistance just to get enough oxygen to his brain.

Seven days after being admitted, Hamlin was discharged from the Cincinnati hospital and was able to transfer to one closer to home, in Buffalo. Two days later, he would be able to go back home, where he’d continue to be monitored.

But like we said, this was all back in January.

Today, on Tuesday, April 18, Hamlin has been officially cleared to resume all football activities, according to Bills GM Brandon Beane. Hamlin reportedly saw three different medical specialists, and each of them has cleared the 25-year-old for football.

Hamlin also revealed commotio cordis is what caused his heart to stop. Commotio cordis is described as “an abnormal heart rhythm,” which can lead to cardiac arrest after being struck in the chest directly over the heard with a hard object.

But now Hamlin is back in Buffalo and has resumed working out, preparing for the upcoming season, where Bills Mafia is sure to provide an overwhelming amount of support for the Pennsylvania native.

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