Damar Hamlin, Buffalo Bills safety, was in critical condition at a hospital after he collapsed at the field in Cincinnati, officials said.
Hamlin, 24, suffered cardiac arrest, the Bills said in a statement on Monday. The NFL postponed the game after the incident. Tonight’s Buffalo Bills or Cincinnati Bengals game has been postponed after Damar Hamlin collapsed,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced in a statement.
According to the Bills, “Hamlin’s heartbeat was restored on the field and he was transferred to the UC Medical Center for further testing and treatment.”
Buffalo Bills and other teams are praying for his recovery. Hamlin’s family is with him.
Hamlin made a hit in the first quarter of Monday night’s football game, that made Cincinnati lead 7-3, against the Bengals. While tackling Tee Higgins, Bengals wide receiver, Hamlin stood up and then fell over on the player’s back.
Hamlin was given immediate medical attention. The emotional players and coaches were with Hamlin. The Bills knelt down and pray for his recovery.
The 24-year-old was sent to a nearby hospital after an ambulance arrived. Hamlin’s mother Nina, and father Mario accompanied him.