Damar Hamlin in attendance as Bills take on Bengals in NFL playoffs
Three weeks after suffering an on-field cardiac arrest during a game in Cincinnati, Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin joined his teammates on Sunday to watch their AFC Divisional playoff game against the Bengals.
Two minutes into the first half, Hamlin appeared on the stadium’s video board, opened the window of the suite where he watched the game, and made his trademark “heart” sign to an explosion of cheers from the Bills loyalists.
It was Hamlin’s first public appearance since the January 2 game between the Bills and Bengals, which was suspended and then canceled when Hamlin’s heart stopped beating after he tackled wide receiver Tee Higgins.
After spending a week in intensive care in Cincinnati before returning to Buffalo to continue his recovery, Hamlin returned to the locker room at Highmark Stadium on Sunday afternoon, with the help of security personnel — as the Bills said. documented on social media.
The CBS pregame show aired a clip of Hamlin riding in the security vehicle with two other people. The network also showed her mother and younger brother in attendance.
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Bills coach Sean McDermott said Hamlin began visiting team facilities regularly shortly after being released from the hospital in what he described as “twisting his toe here and heading out to get back to himself”.
Contributor: The Associated Press
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