Bill’s mafia received great news this week. Buffalo Bill’s Safety Damar Hamlin was medically cleared to participate in off-season workouts according to General Manager Brandon Beane.
Hamlin was cleared by three separate medical specialists.
Beane was happy about Hamlin’s clearance. Beane said, “He’s such a great kid and has such a great family, and it’s exciting to go from a guy who was fighting for his life to now.”
The journey continues for @HamlinIsland. pic.twitter.com/SiiRyQe1Nt
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) April 18, 2023
Hamlin’s health was a hot topic during the 2022 season. Hamlin collapsed on the gridiron after tackling Bengal’s Wide Receiver Tee Higgins. Hamlin’s heart stopped and he was knocked out. After a long intermission, the game was canceled.
Hamlin was transported to a hospital in Cincinnati. Hamlin spent weeks in the hospital recovering before returning to Buffalo.
NFL players, coaches and fans supported Hamlin while he was recovering. The Buffalo Bills played for Hamlin and paid homage during home games.
Hamlin received the community award at the NFL Honors ceremony. Two hundred thousand people donated $9 million to Hamlin’s toy drive.
Hamlin played well during the season. Hamlin stepped in when Micah Hyde was shut down for the season.
Hamlin has started 13 games. Hamlin has recorded four pass deflections, one forced fumble, 1.5 sacks and 93 tackles.
Hamlin’s story is significant because it shows life is bigger than football. Hamlin’s situation was an eye-opener. Football fans had to swallow the reality of playing a violent sport.
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