Victim of a cardiac arrest during a game last January, Damar Hamlin was back in training on Tuesday with the Buffalo Bills. From now on, the safety hopes to resume the thread of his career.
More than four months later, Damar Hamlin is nearing the goal. Indeed, while the Buffalo Bills safety suffered a cardiac arrest during a match against the Cincinnati Bengals last January, after a shock during a tackle, the news is now much better for him. Because, at 25, the native of McKees Rocks now has every intention of resuming his career at the highest level. In any case, he took the first step on Tuesday by returning to training with his franchise, during which he contented himself with ground exercises and bodybuilding.
“Physically, I’m starting from zero,” warned Hamlin. “He’s back in good spirits. (…) He saw a final specialist on Friday and all the specialists he saw cleared him to return to traininglike any other player returning from injury, ”explained Brandon Beane, general manager of the Bills.
“I have every intention of playing in the NFL again”
Back with Buffalo, the safety then took stock of his last complicated months. “What I went through changed my life, but this is not the end of my story, I have every intention of playing in the NFL again. All my life, I have defied the odds and I intend to continue. (…) I died live on TV in front of the whole planet (…) but being alive is the greatest gift. I love this sport, I want to prove to myself and no one else that I can come back. I want to prove that we can choose to be afraid or that we can continue, “said Hamlin in particular, facing the American press.
For his part, Josh Allen also had words for his teammate. ” We are very happy to see him back with us. He’s a hell of a football player, ”said the Bills quarterback. Hamlin will now have time to gradually pick up the pace, with the 2023-24 NFL season not resuming until September 7.