Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin is in critical condition yet collapse in the field During Monday night’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals, says the Bills.
The team tweeted an overnight update saying, “Dammar Hamlin has had a heart attack following his injury in our game against the Bengals. His heartbeat has been restored on the field and he has been transported to UC Medical Center for further testing and treatment. He is sedated and listed in critical condition.”
the The rest of the game Postponed after injury. The NFL has not said when the rest of the game will be played.
The game was in the closing moments of the first quarter when 24-year-old Hamlin tackled Bengals receiver T Higgins. A reporter for ESPN, which was broadcasting the game, said Hamlin “hit it, got up, took a few steps and then fell to the ground.”
Hamlin was treated by medical personnel on the field for about 10 minutes, apparently including him administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation, broadcasters said, before an ambulance was rushed to the field. Hamelin was apparently receiving oxygen while being loaded into the ambulance.
“Hamlin received immediate on-field medical care from a team, independent medical personnel, and local paramedics. He was subsequently transported to a local hospital, where he is in critical condition,” the NFL said in a statement. “Our thoughts are with Damar and the Buffalo Bills. We will provide more information as it becomes available.”
ESPN announcers said Hamlin’s mother was at the game and rode with him in the ambulance.
Players from both teams crowded around Hamlin as he received treatment, many of them looking sad. Many of them were in tears.
“The entire Bills team is on the field right now,” said an ESPN reporter as they waited for news on Hamlin’s condition. “Several players are on their knees, others are holding hands and praying. You can just see the anxious looks on their faces.”
After Hamlin walked off the field, the match was initially temporarily suspended, the officials said, and the players returned to their locker rooms.
The decision to postpone the game was officially announced tonight just after 10 p.m. ET, about an hour after Hamlin collapsed.
Bills quarterback Josh Allen chirp“Please pray for our brother.”
Fans of both teams, some holding candles, gathered at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where Hamlin was taken.
Teammate Stefon Diggs went to see Hamlin in hospital.
Many other teams sent well wishes to Hamlin and the Bills, who were playing at Baycor Stadium in Cincinnati.
The Bengals also fielded honours, as according to Guy Morrison, the Bengals won at The Athletic:
New York Governor Kathy Hochul chirp that she was “praying” for Hamlin and that “our thoughts are with his family, loved ones, and the entire BuffaloBills community.”
The game happened to have major playoff seeding ramifications as the league entered the final week of its regular season.
Hamlin was drafted by the Bills in 2021 after playing 46 games at the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned a BA in Communications, According to his team biography. He also runs The Chasing M’s Foundation, which gives back to the community.
The games campaign he raised money for on GoFundMe saw a large number of donations after Monday night’s incident. As of 2:30 a.m. EST, the fund has surpassed $3 million in pledges. Her original goal was – $2,500.
Hamlin also has a clothing brand of the same name, and has donated clothes to students at his former high school.
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