Buffalo Bills safety Dumar Hamlin is in critical condition after suffering a cardiac arrest and collapsing on the field during the first quarter of Monday night’s game between the Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals.
Hamlin fell on his back shortly after getting up from an open-field tackle on Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins.
“His heartbeat recovered on the field and was transferred to the (University of Cincinnati) Medical Center for further examination and treatment. He is currently sedated and listed as in critical condition. There are,” Bills said. Tweet early Tuesday.
Within 10 seconds of the collapse, the Bills’ team trainer began treating the player. In less than five minutes, an ambulance was on scene and CPR was administered, according to ESPN’s broadcast.
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“Hamlin received immediate medical attention at the scene by the team, independent medical staff and local paramedics. He was then taken to a local hospital, where he is in critical condition,” the NFL said in a statement. said in
The game was suspended at 5:58 in the first quarter and later officially postponed.
The NFL and the NFL Players Association have agreed to postpone the game, according to an NFL statement. NFL Executive Vice President Troy Vincent After playing in the league for more than 10 years, he said at a press conference that neither the coaches nor the players on the team asked him to continue playing.
“I haven’t seen anything like it since I played,” said Vincent. How do you resume play after watching real-time events?”
Players on the field were visibly distraught after witnessing a teammate suffer a medical emergency during a match. Before returning to the locker room, they were seen crying, praying, kneeling, and hugging each other.
CNN reached out to Bills for comment.
Some of Hamlin’s teammates decided to stay in Cincinnati, and the rest of the team returned to Buffalo on Tuesday morning, Vincent said.
Bills wide receiver Stephon Diggs arrived late Monday night at the hospital where Hamlin was being treated, ESPN broadcast showed.
Hamlin has appeared in every game this season. The 24-year-old from Pennsylvania joined the Bills in the sixth round of the 2021 draft after playing for the University of Pittsburgh in the 2016-20 season.
According to his Pittsburgh Panthers player bio, he wore a red shirt in 2016 due to an injury. The NFL site added that he also missed time in 2017 and 2019 due to injury.
Fans and players flooded in with overwhelming support for Hamlin on Monday night throughout the sports world.
NFL Players Association murmured Monday night, the organization and “everyone in our community are praying for Dummer Hamlin.”
“We are in contact with the Bills and Bengals players, as well as the NFL. The only thing that matters at this point is Damar’s health and well-being,” the players association said.
Los Angeles Lakers basketball player LeBron James has praised the decision to postpone the game after a medical emergency.
“It’s definitely the right decision,” he said Monday night after the Lakers-Charlotte Hornets game, adding, “In all sports, player safety is always paramount. It was terrible to watch.”
“My thoughts and prayers go up to that boy’s family, him, the NFL brotherhood, and everyone who is part of the NFL family.
Several stars include Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson, Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson and free agent Odell Beckham Jr. Good luck and prayers have come from the athletes.
Arizona Cardinals defensive end JJ Watt said, “The game doesn’t matter. Dummer Hamlin’s life matters. It’s okay. Please.”
Hours after Hamlin collapsed, a Christmas toy fundraiser he started in 2020 was flooded with donations from supporters rooting in his recovery, raising more than $3 million.
Player created a driving force to raise funds to buy toys for children in the Philadelphia community, writing at the time: To make a positive impact on the community that raised me. ”
An hour after Hamlin’s cardiac arrest, the fundraiser has raised nearly $70,000 and less than 4,000 donations. But in just five hours, GoFundMe raised him over $3 million from her nearly 120,000 donations, reaching $5,000 per donation.
Hamlin continued the tradition of his annual toy drive in Buffalo this year, signing autographs and jerseys for kids who stopped by.
“(It’s) something I’ve always worked on and just giving back,” he told CNN affiliate WKBW in December, adding: I’m just doing what I love.