Bills’ Damar Hamlin plays in first NFL game since cardiac arrest

Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin made his return to the football field on Saturday, seven months after suffering a cardiac arrest during a January game.

Hamlin made his debut in the Bills’ preseason opener against the Indianapolis Colts, making a fourth-down tackle in the first quarter.

The 25-year-old Hamlin suffered a cardiac after in a January game against the Cincinnati Bengals and had to be resuscitated on the field. He was diagnosed with Commotio cordis, which occurs when there is blunt trauma to the heart, usually caused by a blow.

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