Great scare and great apprehension during Monday Night NFL: Damar Hamlin of Buffalo collapsed on the field, probably due to a heart attack. The game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Buffalo Bills has been suspended. Hamlin collapsed to the ground after a tough fight with Tee Higgins.
The clash between Hamlin and Higgins came with six minutes left in the first of four halves of the game. The athlete under the Cincinnati Bengals, in a rough tackle, hit the Buffalo Bills player in the head and chest. Hamlin got up promptly, but, after taking two steps, collapsed on his back.
A team of doctors and paramedics immediately entered the field, who gave the 24-year-old cardiac massage. After that Hamlin was hospitalized where his conditions are defined as serious. As medical personnel worked to revive Hamlin, the stadium fell silent as did the athletes on the field, all in tears and distraught.
NFL star Damar Hamlin collapses from heart attack: the dramatic video
Hamlin was then loaded onto a stretcher and rushed to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. The exit of the ambulance was accompanied by applause from the entire crowd.
The 24-year-old's mother was watching the match from the stands and immediately took to the field after the injury. So she got into the ambulance to be next to her son. The match has been postponed. The NFL issued a statement to reaffirm the closeness of all the teams: "The only thing that matters right now is Damar's health and that he can recover." Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes, tweeted, "I pray with all my heart.
Please get better, man." NBA star LeBron James said: "I saw the action, but I don't know what happened. My thoughts and super prayers go to heaven for this kid's family, for him, for the NFL brothers, and for everyone who they're part of the NFL family.
It's a terrible thing to see." Below the dramatic video: