Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin has made a remarkable recovery since his cardiac arrest during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals on January 2.

On Tuesday, the posted bills Hamlin has been «fully cleared» to return to football activities just 3 1/2 months after requiring CPR on the field during «Monday Night Football.»

Damar Hamlin of the Buffalo Bills celebrates after a play during the second quarter of a game against the Miami Dolphins at Highmark Stadium on December 17, 2022 in Orchard Park, NY (Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images)

Hamlin’s journey back to health was one that brought the NFL together. Teams around the league paid tribute to the Bills’ safety in week 18.

BILLS’ DAMAR HAMLIN CLEARED TO RESUME FULL SOCCER ACTIVITIES, GENERAL MANAGER SAYS

«I don’t want to sound cliché, man, but the ‘wow moment’ is being able to wake up every day, take a deep breath and live a peaceful life,» Hamlin said when asked what stands out to him about his trip back to school. health. . «To have a family, to have people around me who love me, who care about me, and who still have me in their lives.

«They almost lost me. I died on national television in front of the whole world. You know what I mean? That’s the greatest blessing of all. For me, I still have my people and for my people to still have me .»

Hamlin spoke to the media for about 12 minutes Tuesday, explaining what happened the night of January 2 and announcing his intention to return to football.

«This event changed my life, but it’s not the end of my story,» Hamlin said. «So, I’m here to announce that I plan to return to the NFL.»

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Hamlin collapsed to the turf during the first quarter of a game against the Bengals after his tackle for Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins.

Damar Hamlin (3) of the Buffalo Bills stands near the sideline during introductions before a game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paycor Stadium on January 2, 2023 in Cincinnati.

Damar Hamlin (3) of the Buffalo Bills stands near the sideline during introductions before a game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paycor Stadium on January 2, 2023 in Cincinnati. (Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images)

«The diagnosis of what happened to me was basically commotio cordis. It’s a direct hit to a specific point on the heartbeat that causes cardiac arrest,» Hamlin added. «And five to seven seconds later, you fall… Commotio cordis is the leading cause of death for young athletes in all sports. So, that’s something I’m personally going to take a step to make a change on. Also, With that being said, all the awareness around CPR and access to AEDs has brought that number down as well.»

Bills general manager Brandon Beane said Hamlin has seen three separate specialists, the latest on Friday, and all three have cleared him for football activities.

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Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin speaks to reporters at the team facility in Orchard Park, New York, on Tuesday, April 18, 2023.

Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin speaks to reporters at the team facility in Orchard Park, New York, on Tuesday, April 18, 2023. (AP Photo/John Wawrow)

«We are super excited for Damar,» Bills head coach Sean McDermott he said Tuesday, according to NFL Network. «He’s moving one step at a time here. He’s been released from a physical standpoint. We’ll give all the mental help we can from a mind, body, and spirit standpoint. I’m happy for him because he’s been able to verify some of those boxes up to this point. And we’re moving forward, but taking it one day at a time.»

Hamlin is participating in voluntary workouts with the Bills this week.