Damar Hamlin #3 of the Buffalo Bills tackles Tee Higgins #85 of the Cincinnati Bengals. (Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin, 24, is in critical condition after collapsing on the sector on Monday night during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Here’s what we all know:
The way it happened: Hamlin fell on his back just moments after getting up from an open field tackle on Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins.
Inside 10 seconds, Bills team trainers were treating the player. An ambulance was brought onto the sector in under five minutes, footage shows, and Hamlin received CPR, in accordance with an ESPN broadcast. He was then taken to hospital.
His status: In an announcement released around 10 p.m. ET, the NFL said Hamlin was in critical condition in a Cincinnati hospital.
In a teleconference around midnight, the NFL said it doesn’t have any update on Hamlin’s condition beyond what they released earlier.
The sport: Play was suspended at 5:58 of the primary quarter, then the sport was officially postponed. The NFL said more details on next steps would come at an “appropriate time,” adding that Hamlin’s wellbeing was the priority.
The team: A few of Hamlin’s teammates stayed in Cincinnati while the remainder of the team travels back to Buffalo Tuesday morning. Buffalo is in Latest York state, near the US-Canada border.
Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs arrived on the University of Cincinnati Hospital where Hamlin was being treated late Monday night, ESPN’s broadcast showed.
A bit about Hamlin: The 24-year-old Pennsylvania native joined the Bills in 2021 as a sixth-round draft pick from the University of Pittsburgh. He has played every game this season.
In line with his Pittsburgh Panthers player bio, he was redshirted — meaning he sat out on games while remaining on the team — in 2016 on account of injury. The NFL site added that he also missed time on account of injuries in 2017 and 2019.