Damar Hamlin Feb 8, 2023; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin accepts the Alan Page Community Award during the NFLPA press conference at the Phoenix Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Just over a month ago, Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin suffered an absolutely terrifying injury that left him in need of life-saving CPR on the field during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Since the incident, Hamlin has seen quite a miraculous recovery and was even in attendance for the team’s division-round playoff game. And while a month ago he was simply fighting to survive, it’s now expected that he will even return to the field.

During an appearance on the SiriusXM Doctor Radio show Heart to Heart, NFL Players Association Medical Director Thom Mayer was asked if he thought Hamlin would ever be able to play football again. And Mayer had quite a shocking response.

“I don’t want to get into HIPAA issues, but I guarantee you that Damar Hamlin will play professional football again,” Mayer said according to Pro Football Talk.

It’s an absolutely massive update after such a life-threatening scare, and the NFL world had plenty to say about it on Twitter.

There’s currently no timetable for Hamlin’s return and he continues to recover from the traumatic event. But this is quite a positive update given how concerning the situation was just one month ago.

[Pro Football Talk]