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Bills Damar Hamlin is a full go at training camp nearly 7 months after cardiac arrest

Jul 26, 2023

Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin has no restrictions as he starts training camp, head coach Sean McDermott told the media Wednesday. Almost seven months after going into cardiac arrest during a game, Hamlin is a full go.

Shortly after that announcement, Hamlin ran onto the field for training camp for the first time. The crowd welcomed him with open arms.

Hamlin being a full go at training camp was nearly impossible to imagine on Jan. 2, 2023, when he went into cardiac arrest on the field after taking a hit square to the chest during a Monday Night Football game against the Cincinnati Bengals. He lost consciousness and his heart stopped. Emergency medical personnel had to restart his heart with a portable defibrillator. He was down on the field for 15 minutes before being taken to the hospital directly from the middle of Paycor Stadium. He was listed in critical condition and needed a breathing tube.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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