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Damar Hamlin has turned into quite the name in sports media.
His traumatic injury was the focal point of many conversations around the NFL involving player safety.
It also brought to light an incredible charity that Hamlin was working with, one that has since garnered millions in support.
Hamlin was a key contributor for the Buffalo Bills before his injury, but his status for 2023 and beyond has been called into question.
Recently, the Bills’ general manager announced the latest on this situation.
#Bills GM Brandon Beane says Damar Hamlin continues to see specialists. Has gotten good news to this point but has “two or three more he has to see.” Team medical folks going through the process with him. “Assuming he gets full clearance I know he’d want to play.“
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) February 28, 2023
According to Brandon Beane, Hamlin is on the right track, but still has several hurdles to jump through.
It appears that, if Hamlin is cleared, he is willing to get back on the football field.
Hamlin was given a fantastic opportunity to see the field last season, given the injury to Micah Hyde.
He was a sixth-round pick in the 2021 draft, but he made the most of this opportunity when given the chance.
In 15 games in 2021, Hamlin had 91 total tackles, six tackles for loss, and 1.5 sacks.
If he’s able to play, provided full health, Hamlin should be able to make a significant impact on the Bills’ secondary again in 2023.
However, he still has a long road to go, and it remains to be seen whether his doctors will clear him for contact.
Hamlin’s injury put a stand-still on the NFL and has been a talking point for the last three months.
Have we seen the last of Hamlin’s journey on the football field?
Tune in next season to find out.
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