Buffalo Bills’ Damar Hamlin in vital condition after collapsing on field

Buffalo Bills' Damar Hamlin in critical condition after collapsing on field

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Fans search as the ambulance leaves bring Damar Hamlin # 3 of the BuffaloBills Hamlin collapsed after making a take on versus the Cincinnati Bengals throughout the very first quarter at Paycor Stadium onJan 2, 2023 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Bills security Damar Hamlin remained in vital condition after he collapsed on the field Monday night, the NFL stated, and Buffalo’s video game versus the Cincinnati Bengals was suspended.

Hamlin was administered CPR on the field, ESPN reported, and he was surrounded by colleagues, a few of them in tears, after he was harmed while dealing with Bengals receiver Tee Higgins.

Higgins led with his best shoulder, which struck Hamlin in the chest. Hamlin then covered his arms around Higgins’ shoulders and helmet to drag him down. Hamlin got to his feet, appeared to change his face mask with his right-hand man, and after that fell backwards about 3 seconds later on and lay still.

Hamlin was dealt with on the field by group and independent medical workers and regional paramedics, the NFL stated, and he was taken by ambulance to University of Cincinnati MedicalCenter Teammate Stefon Diggs later on signed up with Hamlin at the health center.

About 100 Bills fans and a couple of Bengals fans collected on a corner one block from the emergency clinic entryway with a few of them holding candle lights.

The NFL revealed more than an hour after the injury that the video game would not resume.

“Our thoughts are with Damar and the Buffalo Bills. We will provide more information as it becomes available,” the league stated in a declaration. “The NFL has been in constant communication with the NFL Players Association which is in agreement with postponing the game.”

An statement is shown on the scoreboard after the video game in between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Buffalo Bills is delayed following the injury of Damar Hamlin # 3 at Paycor Stadium onJan 2, 2023 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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An ambulance was on the field 4 minutes after Hamlin collapsed, with numerous gamers in tears, consisting of cornerback Tre’DaviousWhite The quarterbacks– Buffalo’s Josh Allen and Cincinnati’s Joe Burrow– welcomed.

“Please pray for our brother,” Allen tweeted

Hamlin collapsed at 8: 55 p.m., and when he was removed the field about 19 minutes later on, the Bills collected in prayer. A couple of minutes after the ambulance left the field, the video game was suspended, and gamers strolled off the field gradually and into their locker spaces.

Hamlin’s uniform was cut off and he seemed getting CPR from medical workers. ESPN reported on its telecast that Hamlin was likewise offered oxygen.

“No one’s been through this,” Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman stated on the ESPN telecast. “I’ve never seen anything like it, either.”

Buffalo Bills gamers kneel after colleague Damar Hamlin # 3 collapsed following a take on versus the Cincinnati Bengals throughout the very first quarter at Paycor Stadium onJan 2, 2023 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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The Bengals led 7-3 in the very first quarter of a video game in between groups contending for the leading playoff seed in the AFC. Cincinnati went into at 11 -4 and leading the AFC North by one video game over Baltimore, while AFC East champ Buffalo was 12 -3.

“The NFLPA and everyone in our community is praying for Damar Hamlin,” the gamers’ union stated in a declaration. “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.”

It was unidentified when or if the video game would resume as the NFL gets in the last week of the routine season. The result has significant playoff ramifications with the wild-card round arranged to start onJan 14.

The after-effects of the injury was similar to when Bills tight end Kevin Everett lay still on the field after making a deal with on the second-half opening kickoff in Buffalo’s 2007 season-opening video game versus the Denver Broncos.

Everett sustained a spine injury that at first left him partly incapacitated.

The 24- year-old Hamlin invested 5 years of college at Pittsburgh– his home town– and appeared in 48 video games for the Panthers over that period. He was a second-team All- ACC entertainer as a senior, was voted a group captain and was chosen to play in the Senior Bowl.

He was prepared in the 6th round by the Bills in 2021, played in 14 video games as a novice and after that ended up being a starter this year as soon as Micah Hyde was lost for the season to injury.

By late Monday night, a neighborhood toy drive arranged by Hamlin had actually risen to more than $1.2 million in contributions. His specified objective was $2,500

Kathryn Bersani and her mom, Gayle, were amongst the Bills fans who took a trip from Buffalo for the video game and went to the health center from the arena.

“This is our family Christmas,” Kathryn Bersani stated. “We thought it would be a great game. Joe (Burrow) and Josh (Allen) are such great men. Sad, sad time. Such a shock. I just hope he can live a normal life. It stunned us.”

Chuck and Janet Kohl went to the health center after enjoying the video game in your home.

“This is much more important than football,” Chuck Kohl stated. “Had to come and pray for Mr. Hamlin.”

Entering the video game, the 6-foot, 200- pound Hamlin had 91 takes on, consisting of 63 solo takes on, and 1 1/2 sacks.

A tweet from the Pitt football account was easy and clear: “Damar Hamlin is the best of us. We love you, 3,” the tweet stated, describing Hamlin by his college jersey number. “Praying for you.”