Buffalo safety Damar Hamlin is at the Bills’ Highmark Stadium to support his team ahead of their divisional playoff game against the Cincinnati Bengals. It comes 20 days after Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest on the field during a Monday night game between the Bills and the Bengals.
The Bills tweeted a video of Hamlin arriving in a security vehicle, writing, “Welcome home [Hamlin].” Hamlin exited the vehicle appearing to be walking alone without any assistance.
After spending time in the locker room, Hamlin moved up to a suite. He didn’t go on the pitch before the game.
The CBS show showed Hamlin in the first half, and he was seen pumping up the crowd. Hamlin then joined the team in the locker room at halftime, according to NFL on CBS sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson, with the Bills down 17-7.
Parents and security brother are also at play, with his mother and brother wearing No. 3 jerseys.
Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest in the Bills’ Week 17 game against the Bengals. He underwent CPR and oxygen in the field before being taken to a local hospital and put on a ventilator. Initially listed in critical condition, Hamlin made incredible progress, moving to a hospital in Buffalo and eventually being discharged.
but still has a long recovery ahead of him.
As he continues to recover, Hamlin has supported the Bills in their run for the playoffs in every way possible. He FaceTimed with the team, live-tweeted through the games and today he can be there in person to celebrate the Bills’ second playoff game.
against the Miami Dolphins, but ultimately made the choice to stay home. He wrote on Twitter: “My heart is with my guys as they compete today! Supporting from home as I focus on my recovery. Nothing I want more than to be out there with them! LFG.”
The Bills advanced to the division game after beating the Dolphins 34-31 in last week’s wildcard round.