Buffalo Bills safety Dummer Hamlin in critical condition collapse in the field said the Bills during Monday night’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
The team tweeted an update overnight, stating, “Dummer Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest after being hit in game against Bengals. His heartbeat recovered on the field and he will be sent to UC for further testing and treatment.” He has been transferred to a medical center.He is currently sedated and in critical condition.”
of the rest of the game Postponed due to injury. The NFL didn’t say when the rest of the games would be played.
The game was the final minute of the first quarter when Hamlin, 24, tackled Bengals receiver Tee Higgins. His ESPN correspondent, who was broadcasting the game, said Hamlin “hit, got up, took a few steps and then fell to the ground.”
According to the announcer, medical personnel treated Hamlin on the field for about 10 minutes and appeared to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation before an ambulance entered the field. It appears that Hamlin was being given oxygen when he was loaded into the ambulance.
“Hamlin received immediate medical attention on the field by the team, independent medical staff and local paramedics,” the NFL said in a statement. “Our thoughts are with Damar and the Buffalo Bills. We will provide more information as it becomes available.”
An ESPN announcer said Hamlin’s mother was at the game and was in the ambulance with him.
Players from both teams swarmed around Hamlin as he received treatment, some looking distressed. Some were in tears.
While awaiting news of Hamlin’s condition, an ESPN correspondent said, “The entire Bills team is out on the field right now.” You can see the worried look on their faces.”
The match was initially “suspended” after Hamlin was taken off the field, and the referee returned the players to their respective locker rooms.
The decision to officially postpone the night’s game was announced shortly after 10 p.m. ET, about an hour after Hamlin collapsed.
Bills quarterback Josh Allen murmured“Pray for our brothers.”
Candle-toting fans from both teams gathered at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where Hamlin was taken.
Teammate Stephon Diggs went to see Hamlin at the hospital.
Several other teams wished luck to Hamlin and the Bills, who were playing at Cincinnati’s Peycoe Stadium.
According to The Athletic’s Bengals beat writer Jay Morrison, the Bengals also paid tribute.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul murmured She said she was “praying” for Hamlin, saying, “Our hearts are with his family, loved ones and the entire @BuffaloBills community.”
With the league entering the final week of the regular season, the game happens to have a big impact on the playoff seeding.
After playing 46 games at the University of Pittsburgh, Hamlin was drafted by the Bills in 2021, where he earned a BA in Communications. According to his team biographyHe also runs The Chasing M’s Foundation, which gives back to the community.
His GoFundMe-funded toy drive saw a slew of donations after Monday night’s incident. As of 2:30 a.m. ET, the fund had pledged more than his $3 million. Our original goal was — $2,500.
Hamlin also has a clothing brand of the same name and donates clothing to students at his former high school.