WATCH: “Heart of a lion!” – Bills’ Damar Hamlin steps onto the field for the first time after his ‘bone-chilling’ on-field cardiac arrest
Damar Hamlin enters his third season with the Bills.
(R) Damar Hamlin getting hugged by Stefon Diggs (Image via user generated content)
Buffalo Bills‘ young safety Damar Hamlin suffered a bone-chilling cardiac arrest earlier this year during a week 17 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals. He spent most of the offseason recovering from the horrific accident. After successfully completing his recovery, Hamlin stepped onto the field for the first time since last season against the Indianapolis Colts for the Bills’ preseason opener.
Hamlin was placed on the injured reserve list on January 6 while he continued his recovery. The game between the Bills and the Bengals was canceled due to Hamlin’s injury.
There was a lot of support for Hamlin throughout the league during his recovery period. Hamlin’s teammates were just as excited to see him back on the field. Stefon Diggs hugged his fellow Bill before the start of the game and was seemingly overjoyed to have him back.
Hamlin had a good outing against the Indianapolis Colts with 3 tackles, one of which came on a critical 4th and 1 stop that gave the ball back to the Bills on their own 40-yard line.
Hamlin, 25, has a lot of football left in his tank and he will be hoping to be a key contributor to the Bills’ Super Bowl push. He showed flashes of what he can do in their preseason opener and will be hoping to carry that in week 1 against the New York Jets on September 12.
Damar Hamlin receives support for playing for the first time since his cardiac arrest
Damar Hamlin played for the first time since his cardiac arrest on January 2 earlier this year. Since then, he has made a full recovery and was on the playing field yesterday. There was a lot of support for Hamlin throughout his recovery process, which carried on during yesterday’s preseason matchup against the Colts. Check out some of the reactions below.
Everyone showed support to the young Bills’ safety after steeping onto the field yesterday. He got some good playing time under his belt and was impressive with his tackling.
He will get more reps during this preseason and will hopefully be a strong player for the Bills this season. He was drafted by the Bills in the sixth round during the 2021 NFL Draft and will be entering his third season in the league.
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