46 Days After Miracle Recovery, Damar Hamlin Makes a Modest Admission About His Much-Awaited Football Future

Published 02/17/2023, 10:08 AM EST

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The world stood shocked as Damar Hamlin lay on the Paycor Stadium turf on January 2. After he recovered from the cardiac arrest, the first question fans asked was about his return to the football field. Will he ever play football again? 46 days after his miraculous recovery, Hamlin himself has made a modest admission about his football future.

The Buffalo Bills safety is still recovering from the horrific injury he suffered against the Cincinnati Bengals. For the first time, he talked about if he will return to the field again.

Damar Hamlin makes an admission about his future 


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Damar Hamlin had a chat with former NFL defensive end Michael Strahan in an interview for FOX during their Super Bowl coverage. During the interview, Strahan asked him about the possibility and the timeframe of his return to the football field.

“Eventually. That’s always the goal, like I said, as a competitor, you know, I’m trying to do things to keep advancing my situation,” Hamlin told Strahan, as reported by ESPN.

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But the Bills’ safety then pivoted towards his gratefulness for the second lease of life he has got. So according to Hamlin, he is putting his return in the hands of God.

“But I’m allowing that to be in God’s hands. I’m just thankful he gave me a second chance,” Hamlin added.

So, the safety did not put a deadline on his return to the field. But the mere suggestion that he is thinking about it is enough for the fans to rejoice. Prayers have come in for the young player ever since that fateful day in Cincinnati. And the NFL world still looks back at his injury with a sense of horror.

The horror in Cincinnati 


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January 2 was a normal day in Cincinnati. The fans looked forward to a cracker of a game between the Bengals and the Bills. And the game started as it normally would in any NFL week. But the joy of football quickly turned into horror in the first quarter itself.

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Damar Hamlin went down after a tackle with the Bengals WR Tee Higgins. Medics quickly realized the gravity of the situation and rushed onto the field. They took him to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he recovered from cardiac arrest. The fans and players spent the next few days in anxiety after the league called the game off.


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While Hamlin is in a much better state, attending games and going about his life, nobody would want him to rush back on the field. Hope is that he makes a full recovery and lights up the league with his usual self.

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Written by:

Shivam Pratap Singh


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Shivam Pratap Singh originally hails from Punjab, India. After completing his Master's degree from Jamia Millia Islamia, he joined the world of media with a stint at Opoyi. While he was there, he started to follow the NFL.
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Hitesh Nigam