Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin, whose on-field collapse shocked the entire sport, will return to playing professional football, a doctor close to the player said Wednesday.

Dr. Thom Mayer, medical director for the NFL Players Association, told SiriusXM’s «Heart to Heart» that he has no doubt Hamlin will put his shoes on and return to the gridiron.

I don’t want to get into HIPAA, but I guarantee, I guarantee … Damar Hamlin will play professional soccer again,» Mayer told the show.

A representative for Hamlin could not immediately be reached for comment Wednesday, and Hamlin has not publicly addressed a return to the field since he went into cardiac arrest and was resuscitated on the field last month.

Hamlin and the Bills were playing in Cincinnati on «Monday Night Football» on January 2 when he appeared to make a routine tackle on Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins.

Damar Hamlin speaks during a news conference in Phoenix on Wednesday before the Super Bowl.Mike Stewart/AP

He Pitt’s sophomore defensive back he got up from the tackle and then appeared to limp and fall backwards.

Hamlin may have experienced commotio cordis, a rare phenomenon in which blunt force to the chest can cause a healthy heart to stop beating during a narrow window in the cardiac cycle.

Hamlin was released from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center on January 9 for treatment closer to home at Buffalo General Medical Center before being released from there on January 11.

He attended the Bills’ final game of the season, a January 22 playoff loss to the Bengals.

On Wednesday, he accepted an award in Phoenix, site of Sunday’s Super Bowl game of the year, to recognize his service to his community.

“One of my favorite quotes: It’s a blessing to be a blessing,” Hamlin said as she accepted the NFLPA Alan Page Community Award with her parents by her side. “That being said, I plan to never take this position for granted and always have an urgent focus on making a difference in the community where I come from and also in communities around the world.”

Hamlin had a toy drive fundraiser that people made donations to after he collapsed on the field. Since then, Chasing M’s has raised more than $9 million.

katie distler contributed.