Bills’ Damar Hamlin Collapses On Field, Gets CPR; Game Suspended
Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed on the field and was administered CPR before being driven away in an ambulance during Monday night’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Hamlin collided with Bengals receiver Tee Higgins after a completion. He got to his feet, appeared to adjust his face mask with his right hand, and then fell backward about three seconds later and lay motionless.
The injury happened at 8:55 EST. The Monday Night Football game was broadcast live on ABC Television.
Hamlin, 24, was surrounded by stunned players from both teams, and when he was taken off the field 16 minutes later, the Bills gathered in prayer.
The game was suspended 21 minutes after the injury, and players walked off the field. The scoreboard read 7-3, Bengals.
Play was suspended for the rest of the night at 10:01 EST. Rescheduling of the game is to be determined.
Hamlin was transported to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition, according to a release from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Hamlin's mother Nina accompanied him in the ambulance to the hospital.
It was later determined that Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest.
An early Tuesday morning tweet from the Buffalo Bills said that Hamlin was still in critical condition and heavily sedated at the hospital.
Hamlin is a 2nd-year safety for Buffalo. He was born in Mckees Rocks, Pennsylvania. He played college football at Pittsburgh. In the 2021 NFL Draft, he was taken 212th by the Buffalo Bills. Monday night was Hamlin's 14th game this season.