Buffalo Bills star Damar Hamlin has refused to reveal the official cause of the cardiac arrest that he suffered mid-game last month.
During a new interview, Hamlin suggested that doctors had given him an official reason why his heart stopped beating but he refused to disclose what they told him.
In January, Hamlin collapsed suddenly on the field after making a tackle on Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins in the first quarter.
The game was suspended with 5:58 left in the first quarter and later was postponed by the NFL.
Hamlin lay motionless as medical personnel worked on him.
He was reportedly resuscitated twice before he made it to the hospital.
After several minutes of CPR, Hamlin was taken off the field and rushed to the local Cincinnati hospital.
Many medical professionals believe that commotio cordis was to blame for Hamlin’s sudden cardiac arrest.
Commotio cordis is a phenomenon in which a sudden blunt impact to the chest causes sudden death in the absence of cardiac damage.
However, Dr. Peter McCullough, Chief Scientific Officer for The Wellness Company, isn’t buying the commotio cordis theory.
“If Damar Hamlin indeed took one of the COVID-19 vaccines, then subclinical vaccine-induced myocarditis must be considered in the differential diagnosis,” McCullough said in a press release.
In his first interview since the January incident, the 24-year-old Hamlin discussed his sudden collapse during a football game.
During the interview with former professional football player Michael Strahan on “Good Morning America,” Hamlin also discussed his remarkable recovery.
During the course of their discussion, Strahan asked Hamlin about the doctor’s explanation of what caused his heart to stop beating.
“You’re 24,” Strahan said to Hamlin.
“Peak physical condition [that] could run circles around me right now.
“How did the doctors describe what happened to you?” he asked.
Hamlin said that he would not comment on what may have caused his heart to stop.
“Umm, that’s something I want to stay away from,” Hamlin said.
However, he added that the doctors never told him that he had any heart issues or anything that was not normal.
Strahan said, “I know from my experience at NFL, they do more tests than anything.
“And in the course of you having your physical, did anybody ever come back with any, say, you had a heart issue or anything that was abnormal?”
“Honestly, no,” Hamlin said.
“I’ve always been a healthy, young, fit, energetic human being, let alone an athlete.
“So it was something that we still process, and I’m still talking through my doctors to see what everything was.”
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Hamlin said that he is still trying to recover from the trauma he experienced after almost dying as a result of the tragic incident.
“I’m still working through things,” he said.
“I’m still trying to process all the emotions and the trauma that comes from dealing with a situation like that and not really having people around or, like, no one in my immediate circle who’s dealt with something like that.”
When asked if he will be playing football again, Hamlin answered, “that’s always the goal, but I’m allowing that to be in God’s hands.”