Despite being on the wrong side of one of the scariest moments in Buffalo Bills and NFL history in January, Damar Hamlin is reportedly “trending in the right direction” toward a return to the field this season.
There are very few football fans that are not familiar with the name of Buffalo Bills defensive back Damar Hamlin. His scary collapse from a cardiac arrest and near-death experience during a Monday Night Football game in early January shocked viewers and captivated NFL fans in the days and weeks after.
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The moment deeply affected his team, sent shockwaves through the league, and even forced last-minute rules changes for this past season’s playoffs. Fortunately, the 24-year-old eventually regained consciousness and quickly recovered from the serious health scare. In the weeks after the incident the Buffalo Bills talent has been showered with praise for his courage and served as an example of how important emergency workers at sporting events can be.
However, with Hamlin having been back home for a while and all signs pointing to a full recovery for the sixth-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, many of his supporters around the country and in the Buffalo Bills Mafia are wondering if he can return to the field in the near future?
Well, it looks like Hamlin could be back in a Bills uniform quicker than some might have expected. On Thursday, ESPN Bills writer Alaina Getzenberg reported that Buffalo general manager Brandon Bean informed her that “he visited with Hamlin a couple of days ago and that he definitely has the intention to play. Beane knows Hamlin has at least one more doctor visit lined up, but that it’s ‘trending in the right direction.'”
A pretty amazing revelation after Hamlin nearly died on the field in January during his team’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals. There have been many emotional moments for NFL fans and Hamlin since that night but his return to the field for game action will be the next, and hopefully last in his recent journey back to full health.