Bills Safety Hamlin Collapses On Field After Making Tackle

During Monday night’s football game between the Buffalo Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals, Bills’ safety Damar Hamlin, suffered a cardiac arrest during the first quarter of the game.

According to the Bills, his “heartbeat was restored on the field and he was transferred to the UC Medical Center for further testing and treatment.” The team also said Hamlin “is currently sedated and listed in critical condition.”

Hamlin collapsed during the first quarter, with 5:58 left on the clock. He had just tackled Tee Higgins to end a play. Medical staff performed CPR on Hamlin for some time. He was then placed in an ambulance and sent to Cincinnati Medical Center.

The NFL announced that the game had been postponed. They said in a statement, “Hamlin received immediate medical attention on the field by team and independent medical staff and local paramedics. He was then transported to a local hospital where he is in critical condition.”

The NFL Players Association also released a statement regarding Hamlin’s collapse. They  said, “The NFLPA and everyone in our community is praying for Damar Hamlin. We have been in touch with Bills and Bengals players, and with the NFL. The only thing that matters at this moment is Damar’s health and well being.”