NFL player Damar Hamlin of the Buffalo Bills passed out on the field during a National Football League game with the Cincinnati Bengals after a tough game crash, possibly due to cardiac arrest. Doctors at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio underwent cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
An ambulance took him off the playing field. In footage showing the incident, the 24-year-old tackles Tee Higgins with five minutes left in the first quarter. Damar gets to his feet but then falls back onto his back. Medical staff responded promptly as players from both teams surrounded him.
From the hospital it is said that his conditions are stable but critical. On the pitch Hamlin went into cardiac arrest. Among the many sports stars who are begging for the life of the young NFL player in these hours, there is also NBA star LeBron James.
Los Angeles Lakwers player 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."
Anxiety and fear for Damar Hamlin's condition fater the cardiac arrest
The Cincinnati stadium crowd remained silent. The direction censored the images on the pitch. The player was taken by ambulance around 15 minutes after collapsing on the pitch.
The paramedics gave him oxygen. The match was subsequently suspended. The crowd applauded the two teams as they left the pitch. Hamlin's mother, who was in the stands, immediately came down from the stands and got into the ambulance to stand next to her son.
Bengals fans have begun a prayer vigil. The NFL later released a statement confirming the game had been postponed and providing details about the player's condition: "Hamlin received immediate medical attention on the field from teams medical personnel and local paramedics. He was then transported to a local hospital where he is hospitalized in critical condition."