Not back from the dead in the sense of recovering from injury, or back from the dead in the sense of turning round an adverse scoreline but, quite literally, BACK FROM THE DEAD.
The player in question was a 56 year old member of the Ageing Pandas from Dublin, who collapsed after a game and apparently stopped breathing for a couple of minutes. Fortunately he chose to die right next to a pitchside ambulance and was revived by the quick actions of the first aid team.
The reaction of the first aiders was in stark contrast to his team-mates who, assuming that he was taking the piss, merely sprayed him with water...
...as you would.