Damar Hamlin's situation after cardiac arrest on the field is leaving a sports lover in a state of anxiety and fear. The player stands up for a fraction of a second, then suddenly collapses to the ground. The Buffalo Bills player suffered cardiac arrest on the field, the company reports.
Monday night football between the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals was immediately suspended. Hamlin is hospitalized and his conditions remain critical.
Teammates surrounded the 24-year-old Hamlin, protecting him from cameras and public view, while a heart message was practiced there on the grass.
There were six minutes left in the first quarter when Hamlin tackled Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins. The latter's helmet hit the Bills player in the chest and both fell to the ground. Hamlin got up, one or two steps before collapsing on the green lawn.
He was immediately rescued by teammates and then by medical personnel.
A fundraiser has already raised $650,000 for Damar Hamlin
Video footage shows Hamlin was shot in the upper chest. Hamlin, drafted by Buffalo in 2001 after playing in Pittsburgh, had become a staple of the team this year, also due to a series of injuries that had reduced the roster.
Meanwhile, a fundraiser in his name has already raised $650,000 in just a few hours. An ambulance arrived on the pitch four minutes after Hamlin collapsed. ESPN reported on its telecast that Hamlin was also receiving oxygen.
About 19 minutes later she set off for the hospital, play was suspended and the players slowly walked off the pitch. The incident occurred when there were six minutes left in the first of the four quarters. The Buffalo Bills were down 7-3 when Hamlin tackled Bengals forward Tee Higgins.
The Cincinnati player pounced on Hamling, hitting him in the head and chest. The two fell to the ground together. The game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Buffalo Bills has been postponed after visiting team player Damar Hamlin, 24, a pro since 2021, collapsed on the field after a hard tackle with an opponent. There will come more news in the next hours.