CINCINNATI (AP) – Buffalo Payments security Damar Hamlin was in vital situation after he collapsed on the sector Monday night time, the NFL stated, and Buffalo’s sport towards the Cincinnati Bengals was suspended.
Hamlin was given CPR on the sector, ESPN reported, and was surrounded by teammates, some in tears, after he was injured on successful by Bengals receiver Tee Higgins.
Higgins led with a proper shoulder that hit Hamlin within the chest. Hamlin then wrapped his arms round Higgins’ shoulders and helmet to tug him down. Hamlin stood up, appeared to regulate his face masks along with his proper hand, then about three seconds later fell again and lay immobile.
Hamlin was handled on the sector by group and impartial medical personnel and native paramedics, the NFL stated, and brought by ambulance to the College of Cincinnati Medical Middle.
The NFL introduced greater than an hour after the harm that the sport wouldn’t be restarted. It was not instantly clear when or if the groups would return to motion.
“Our ideas are with Damar and the Buffalo Payments. We are going to present extra data because it turns into accessible,” the league stated in an announcement. “The NFL has been in fixed contact with the NFL Gamers Affiliation, which is in settlement with suspending the sport.”
An ambulance was on the sector 4 minutes after Hamlin collapsed, with a number of gamers in tears, together with cornerback Tre’Davious White. Quarterbacks Josh Allen of Buffalo and Joe Burrow of Cincinnati embraced.
Hamlin collapsed at 8:55 p.m., and when he was carted off the sector 16 minutes later, the Payments gathered to hope. 5 minutes after the ambulance left, the sport was halted and the gamers slowly walked off the pitch and into their dressing rooms.
Hamlin’s uniform is off and he seems to be receiving CPR from medical personnel. ESPN reported on its broadcast that Hamlin was additionally given oxygen.
“No one’s been via this,” longtime NFL quarterback Troy Aikman stated throughout an ESPN telecast. “I’ve by no means seen something prefer it both.”
The Bengals took a 7-3 lead into the primary quarter of the first-seeded AFC playoff sport. Cincinnati entered with an 11-4 file and a one-game lead within the AFC North over Baltimore, whereas AFC East champion Buffalo was 12-3.
The aftermath of the harm was paying homage to when Payments tight finish Kevin Everett lay immobile on the sector after the opening kickoff of the second half in Buffalo’s 2007 season opener towards the Denver Broncos.
Everett suffered a spinal twine harm that originally left him partially paralyzed.
Hamlin, 24, spent 5 years in school in his hometown of Pittsburgh, enjoying in 48 video games for the Panthers throughout that span. He was a second-team All-ACC performer as a senior, was chosen as a group captain and was chosen to play within the Senior Bowl.
He was drafted by the Payments within the sixth spherical in 2021, performed in 14 video games as a rookie, then grew to become the starter this 12 months when Micah Hyde was misplaced for the season with an harm.
Coming into the sport, the 6-foot-2, 200-pound Hamlin had 91 tackles, together with 63 solo tackles and 1 1/2 sacks.
The tweet from Pitt’s soccer account was clear and concise. “Damar Hamlin is one of the best of us. We love you, 3,” the tweet learn, referring to Hamlin’s school jersey quantity. “I am praying for you.”
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