Damar Hamlin attended the Buffalo Bills’ playoff game against the Cincinnati Bengals just 20 days after suffering cardiac arrest.
The Bills’ safety was resurrected on the field after collapsing in the penultimate game of the regular season, also against the Bengals.
Hamlin was released after nine days of hospitalization continued his recovery.
And the 24-year-old visited his teammates ahead of Sunday’s Divisional Round game at a snow-covered Highmark Stadium.
Television footage showed Hamlin boarding a utility vehicle and being driven to the locker room door shortly before kick-off.
However, the Bills got off to a poor start, with the Bengals taking a 14-0 lead in the first quarter.
Hamlin saw his teammates for the first time since his collapse last Saturday and since then coach Sean McDermott said he has been visiting the team facilities “almost every day”.