The Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Bills have been postponed after visiting team player Damar Hamlin, 24, who has been a pro since 2021, collapsed on the field after a hard tackle with an opponent, probable. Rescued on the pitch by a team of doctors and paramedics, who gave him cardiac massage, Hamlin was taken to hospital where he immediately appeared serious.
After cardiac arrest Hamlin was revived. According to what US media have reported in these hours, his conditions remain serious but his life would be out of danger. The accident 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. Hamlin got up quickly, but then took two steps and collapsed on his back.
Companions and adversaries surrounded Hamlin while he was being rescued and many knelt down in tears to pray. The match has been suspended.
Football player Damar Romeyelle Hamlin, who plays for the Buffalo Bills, passed out on the field during a National Football League game with the Cincinnati Bengals.
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.
He gets to his feet but then falls back onto his back. The medical staff intervened promptly as players from both teams surrounded him in a scene with a strong emotional impact. The latest hospital bulletin says that his conditions are stable but critical.
On the pitch Hamlin went into cardiac arrest. The Cincinnati stadium audience fell 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.