Bills Safety Damar Hamlin was unable to walk on the field. He was given CPR and was then taken in an ambulance by a hospital nearby where he’s critically ill According to the NFL delayed this game, which was scheduled to take place that was scheduled to take place between Buffalo as well as The Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night.
In a terrifying scene that brought to an abrupt halt the match with two of the NFL’s top teams, CPR was administered to Hamlin on the field for a long time after he began to collapse during a play in the opening quarter. He was given oxygen according to an ESPN broadcast, and was transported to an ambulance and removed from the field about 16 minutes after his collapse and taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
According to the league’s statement, “Hamlin got prompt medical assistance on the field from team and independent medical professionals and local paramedics.” “The patient was extremely unwell when he was moved to a local hospital.
“We are praying for Damar and the Buffalo Bills. As additional information becomes available, we will update this page. The NFL Players Association, which supports postponing the game, has been in continual contact with the NFL.”
The accident occurred after Hamlin struck the wide receiver Tee Higgins and quickly walked up immediately afterward. Hamlin suddenly collapsed and athletic trainers arrived to aid them immediately. A stretcher was later transported to the field, while athletic trainers secured his head.
All of the Bills sideline was surrounded by Hamlin while he was being treated. Numerous Bills players were clearly upset and comforting one another while Hamlin was being taken care of by trainers from the athletic department. A lot of players walked away from Hamlin distressed.
The initial attempt to move Hamlin was unsuccessful and he was returned to the field however he was eventually taken to an ambulance, that left the stadium around 9:25 p.m. ET and took him toward the University of Cincinnati Medical Center which is located around 5 miles to the north. Hamlin’s family members walked out of the stands to accompany Hamlin in his ambulance.
After Hamlin was taken off his field of play, Bills participants gathered together for a round, and went back to their sidelines and the defense returned to the field for a return the game. Wide receiver Stefon Diggs asked everyone to the sideline for a brief chat. Instead of returning to the game, Bengals coach Zac Taylor went across to Bills partner Sean McDermott and met with the game officials. The team then decided to stop the gameand was done when the Bengals were leading 7-3about 21 minutes following the injury.
The NFL then announced a complete postponement of the game at around 10 p.m. ET. The league didn’t say when the game will be rescheduled or rescheduled.
The NFLPA issued a formal statement in which it said, “The NFLPA and everyone in our community are praying for Damar Hamlin.” “Players from the Bengals and Bills as well as the NFL have been in contact with us. At this point, just Damar’s health and wellbeing are important.”
Hamlin was chosen at the six-round of 2021’s NFL draft from Pittsburgh and the Bills picking Hamlin with the No. number 212 overall pick.
He’s been playing in his team the Bills this season, taking the place the injured security Micah Hyde, who was injured in the neck in Week 2 and has been placed on the injured reserve ever since. He was on Monday in the top spot for second in tackles made on the squad (91) and had one forced fumble as well as 1.5 sacks with 13 starts.
Bills defense director Leslie Frazier recently noted that Hamlin has seen a change throughout his season. He has been taking into the role of a vocal leader, and also improving as a tackler. He also had many things at him quickly following the time he was called to replace Hyde.
In a similar Week 2 game in which Tennessee Titans in Week 2 Tennessee Titans in which Hyde was injured Hamlin’s buddy and former teammate from college, Bills cornerback Dane Jackson was removed from the field due to an injury to his neck. Jackson did not play in one game.
One of the top cornerbacks of 2016 from McKees Rocks in Pennsylvania, Hamlin chose to join Pitt instead of Ohio State and Penn State. He was a three-year starter as well as an extremely solid player on a team that demanded a lot from his safety position.
In his final year at Pitt during the 2020 season, Hamlin received a spot on the second-team All-ACC selection and led the Panthers with seven breakups of passes. Following the time Hamlin was selected, Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi said to WGRZ-TV that “He’s got that heart. He’s got the leadership. I mean, our entire defense revolved around him. Damar will go up there, and show his skills off. I think he’s so versatile.”