This was easily the scariest moment I have ever seen in a football game. They have temporarily suspended the Buffalo Bills vs Cincinatti Bengals game after Bills defensive back Damar Hamlin collapsed on the field. Hamlin was transported to a Cincinatti hospital where he is reportedly in critical condition.
Hamlin was in on a routine tackle in the first quarter, popped up to his feet, and then collapsed on the field. The medical staff administered CPR on the field for ten minutes following the collapse. Hamlin was given oxygen as he was loaded into the ambulance. Hamlin was surrounded by visibly upset players on both teams that were crying, and praying for Hamlin. Monday Night Football is currently in a delay as the medical staff continues to work on the 24-year-old safety. Prayers go out to Hamlin, his family, and the Bills organization and fans.
The game has been officially suspended for the evening, and the league will make up the game at another time. Right now the only thing that matters is the health of Damar Hamlin.
Damar Hamlin is in critical condition, according to the NFL. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/HM5dpGZCtM
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 3, 2023
NFLPA statement: “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.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 3, 2023
BREAKING: Buffalo Bills Damar Hamlin passes out after making a tackle in the Bills vs Bengals game… A very scary site as both teams are gathered around him in prayer right now.. pic.twitter.com/qVi3bGQ2om
— Matt Couch (@RealMattCouch) January 3, 2023
the scene in Cincinnati is beyond terrifying. Players are in tears pic.twitter.com/D080VZKhB4
— alex (@highlghtheaven) January 3, 2023