Bills' Damar Hamlin suffers cardiac arrest after hit, collapses on the field



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Bills' Damar Hamlin suffers cardiac arrest after hit, collapses on the field

Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin went into a cardiac arrest on the field and he is currently in a critical condition. During the Monday Night Football game, Hamlin tried to tackle Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins - during the tackle Higgins' helmet appeared to hit Hamlin in the chest.

After initially getting onto his feet, Hamlin fell down as the emergency medical staff rushed onto the field. Hamlin's heartbeat was restored on the field and he was transported to the hospital, where he is currently sedated and in critical condition.

"Damar Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest following a hit in our game versus the Bengals. His heartbeat was restored on the field and he was transferred to the UC Medical Center for further testing and treatment. He is currently sedated and listed in critical condition," the Bills said in a statement.

Players looked absolutely distraught after the Hamlin scene

Players from both teams gathered, with many kneeling to pray and fighting tears.

About an hour after the unfortunate scene, the decision was made not to continue the game. Later, the NFL issued a statement. "Our thoughts are with Damar and the Buffalo Bills. We will provide more information as it becomes available.

The NFL has been in constant communication with the NFL Players Association which is in agreement with postponing the game," the NFL said in a statement. Meanwhile, the NFLPA also issued a statement. “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,” the players association said. J.J. Watt, who last week announced he is retiring after this season, wrote on Twitter. "Please be ok man.

Please be ok," Watt tweeted. Meanwhile, Hamlin was the Bills' sixth-round pick from the 2021 NFL draft. This season, Hamlin has made 63 solo tackles. The Bills are Super Bowl contenders and Hamlin has been a feature in their defense. Hopefully, Hamlin's condition improves and the worst-case scenario gets avoided.