Damar Hamlin is in critical condition after collapsing mid-game. Here’s what we know

Damar Hamlin

Damar Hamlin, 24, of the Buffalo Bills, is in critical condition after collapsing on the field during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night. Here’s what we know so far:

What happened: Hamlin collapsed on his back moments after rising from an open-field tackle on Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins.

Bills team trainers were treating the player within 10 seconds. According to an ESPN broadcast, an ambulance was brought onto the field in less than five minutes and Hamlin was given CPR. He was then transported to the hospital.

Damar Hamlin

Hamlin’s current situation: The player went into cardiac arrest after being hit by the tackle, and his heartbeat was restored on the field, the Bills said in a tweet early Tuesday.

According to the Bills, Hamlin was transferred to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for additional testing and treatment, where he is now sedated.

The game was officially postponed after play was suspended at 5:58 of the first quarter. The NFL stated that more information on the next steps would be provided at a “appropriate time,” adding that Hamlin’s well-being was the top priority.

Some of Hamlin’s teammates remained in Cincinnati, while the rest of the team returns to Buffalo on Tuesday morning. Buffalo is located in New York, near the US-Canada border.

The Bills said in a tweet early Tuesday that Hamlin went into cardiac arrest after being hit by the tackle and that his heartbeat was restored on the field.

According to the Bills, Hamlin was transferred to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for further testing and treatment, and is now sedated.

The game was officially called off after play was halted at 5:58 in the first quarter. More information on the next steps will be provided at a “appropriate time,” according to the NFL, who also stated that Hamlin’s well-being is the top priority.

Some of Hamlin’s teammates remained in Cincinnati, while the rest of the team is scheduled to return to Buffalo on Tuesday morning. Buffalo is in New York, close to the US-Canada border.

source.nsemwokrom.com

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