The final step of Damar Hamlin’s miraculous recovery will have to wait at least another week.

The Buffalo Bills safety is expected to be a healthy scratch for Monday night’s matchup with the New York Jets due to “a numbers crunch in the defensive backfield,” sources told Mike Garafolo of NFL Network.

He could see action for Buffalo in the coming weeks, Garafolo adds.


Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest and had his heartbeat restored by medical staff on the field during last season’s Week 17 Monday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

The 25-year-old has since made a full recovery. He was able to participate in training camp and the preseason after being cleared to resume football activities by three specialists.

The 2021 sixth-round pick racked up 91 tackles and one forced fumble last season.

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