Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed after a contact in a game against the Bengals in Cincinnati Monday and had to be taken to a hospital.
Players from both NFL teams held their breath as 24-year-old Hamlin passed out on the field after attacking wide receiver Tee Higgins.
EMTs performed CPR on Hamlin before he was transported from the field in an ambulance. He still couldn’t breathe on his own when he left Paul Brown Stadium, according to the FOX network, but he did have a pulse. His condition was classified as critical in the hospital that evening.
With players from both teams visibly shaken, head coaches Zac Taylor and Sean McDermott, with the approval of the officials, forced the game to be halted by withdrawing their troops from the field.
The Goodell Circuit later confirmed that the rest of the game would be rescheduled for a later date. The Bills led the duel in the first quarter with 7:3.
I have been told that Damar Hamlin has been intubated and is currently in critical condition. @fuchs19
—Tricia Macke (@FOX19Tricia) January 3, 2023
More details to come…