Damar Hamlin is given CPR after a terrifying blow against the Bengals
In the middle of the first quarter of Monday Night Football, Buffalo Damar Hamlin’s safety fell after a tackle on Cincinnati. Hamlin finished the tackle, stood up for a moment, and fell on the grass. Medical help reached Hamlin immediately with no quick indication of injury being given afterwards. The game was temporarily paused with 5:58 remaining for the first quarter.
After hitting the ball with Tee Higgins, Hamlin’s head hit the field in what looked like a regular tackle. The Bills and Bengals players quickly surrounded the 24-year-old Hamlin as an ambulance was brought onto the pitch to better assist medical staff. The ABC broadcast mentioned that Hamlin needed oxygen as he was put in an ambulance on a stretcher after being given CPR. After the ambulance left the field, the Bills prayed as a team with several players including Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs clearly affected and looking devastated by the events.
After such a traumatic event, the question remains How can both teams get back on the field and play a game that thrives on physical contact, especially with so few details on Hamlin’s condition.
The NFL has suspended the game indefinitely. They will be with both teams trying to find a date to play this match. This is the official statement:
“Tonight’s Buffalo Bills-Cincinnati Bengals game has been postponed following the collapse of Damar Hamlin of the Buffalo Bills,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced.
Hamlin was given immediate medical attention on the field by a team of independent paramedics and local paramedics. He was later transferred to a local hospital, where he is in critical condition.
Our thoughts are with Damar and the Buffalo Bills.”
We will provide more information as it becomes available.
The NFL has been in regular contact with the NFL Players Association agreeing to the postponement of the game.
Don’t forget that the NFL tried to get the players back there with a five-minute warm-up.
We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.