For the first time since Jan. 2, 2023, Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin returned to the scene that nearly cost him his life.
In the Bills’ game versus the Cincinnati Bengals that day, Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest in action on the Paycor Stadium field.
The game would be cancelled, and Hamlin remarkably recovered over the following months to make his way back in the big leagues for the 2023 season.
After the Bills-Bengals Sunday Night Football game in Week 9, Hamlin stayed around the Cincinnati logo near midfield for about 15 minutes (h/t Olivia Ray) in an emotional scene for the 25-year-old.
Hamlin quoted the post, saying: “Tonight was everything for me.. y’all don’t know the half of it. Trust me.”
Hamlin did not play in the contest though, as he was among the Bills’ inactives. He’s been on the inactives list in eight of Buffalo’s nine games this season.
The Bills fell to 5-4 on the season after losing 24-18 to Joe Burrow and the roaring Bengals, who have won four in a row after a feeble 1-3 start.