ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP)
Damar Hamlin, still recovering from cardiac arrest on the field in Cincinnati two weeks ago, said he will be sick at home Sunday during Buffalo’s playoff home game against the Miami Dolphins.
“My heart goes out to my boys as they compete today!” Hamlin tweeted less than an hour before kickoff.
“Support at home while I focus on my recovery. I want nothing more than to be there with them!” Hamlin posted along with a video of him greeting fans during the Bills’ last game against Miami on Dec. 17.
A person with direct knowledge of the player’s schedule told The Associated Press on Sunday that Hamlin plans to attend the game in person. He later said those “plans may have changed.”
The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because Hamlin has kept his schedule and recovery private since being released from a Buffalo hospital Wednesday.
Hamlin visited teammates at Bills Stadium on Saturday but has not been seen in public since being rushed from the field in Cincinnati on Jan. 2 in an ambulance. He spent more than a week in the hospital, much of the time in critical condition. .
Charged fans are trying to dull the memory of Hamlin’s collapse, when the 24-year-old from the Pittsburgh suburb of McKees Rocks got up after a tackle against the Bengals and then fell flat on his back, landing motionless on the turf at Paycor Stadium.
The Bills have not released any details about Hamlin’s plans for the game.