Dr. Thom Mayer, the medical director of the NFL Players Association, has vowed that Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin will play professional football again.
Hamlin was hospitalized for several days in the wake of collapsing after making a tackle during the first quarter of a regular-season fixture against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paycor Stadium on January 2. It was later revealed that the 24-year-old had suffered cardiac arrest and could have lost his life had it not been for the timely actions of various members of staff and medical personnel.
The game was suspended and eventually canceled altogether.
Hamlin, meanwhile, is recovering well and appears to be going through day-to-day life as he normally would, except for the fact that he can’t return to football just yet.
Mayer, though, has guaranteed that Hamlin will play in the league again
“I guarantee you that Damar Hamlin will play professional football again,” he said on SiriusXM Doctor Radio’s Heart to Heart program this Wednesday (H/T CNN).
Hamlin has since launched a campaign to increase CPR awareness and education with the American Heart Association.
That he will be able to play the game he loves again must have come as great news to him. It certainly did to us.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.