Bills-Bengals NFL Game Postponed After Buffalo’s Damar Hamlin Collapses, Given CPR

Monday night’s NFL game between the Buffalo and the Cincinnati Bengals was postponed after Damar Hamlin, who was safe for the Bills, collapsed on the field — prompting paramedics to begin CPR and remove him from the field. by ambulance, according to the broadcast of the match.

The terrifying incident occurred when Hamlin completed a tackle with the Cincinnati William “Tee” wide receiver Higgins with 5:58 left in the first quarter. After trying to get up, he quickly collapsed.

As staff looked after him, several other players appeared shaken, including some who were left in tears on camera.

The entire Bills team quickly arrived on the field and knelt in prayer as the stadium fell silent. Fans in Cincinnati cheered as the team retreated to the changing rooms.

According to a statement from the NFL, it’s not entirely clear what kind of injury Hamlin suffered, although he remains in a critical condition. The NFL Players Association agreed to the decision to postpone the game, the statement said.

FOX19 reporter Joe Danneman wrote on Twitter that, according to unidentified sources, “I am told Damar Hamlin has a pulse, but is not breathing on his own.” He added that paramedics used defibrillators in addition to performing CPR.

Another FOX19 reporter, Tricia Macke, speak he was intubated.

Hamlin was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center with police escort.

It took the NFL about an hour after the terrifying incident to officially postpone the game — as amazed broadcasters often sat in silence while they tried to make sense of the situation.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter said from Monday Night Football Studio: “This incident seems unique compared to what we’ve seen in modern times. “It’s particularly chilling, especially in terms of the reactions of the players. players on the field.”

The 24-year-old has just started his NFL career two years ago — he was selected as the 212th overall pick in the sixth round of the 2021 draft.

Hamlin studied communications at the University of Pittsburgh. In 2020, he founded Chasing M’s Foundation, finally raised more than $100,000 for a community toy drive benefiting children near his hometown of McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. (Donations continued to pour in on Monday, after his breakdown.)

“As I begin my journey into the NFL, I will never forget where I came from, and I am committed to using my platform to positively impact the community that raised me,” said Hamlin. speak at that time.

This is a breaking story that will be updated.


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