Buffalo safety Damar Hamlin had his heartbeat restored on the field after suffering cardiac arrest during the team’s game Monday night.
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Damar Romeyelle Hamlin is an American football safety for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL).
He played college football at the University of Pittsburgh and was selected by the Bills in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
Hamlin spent most of his rookie season as a backup before becoming a starter in 2022.
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Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest after making a tackle during Monday night’s game, causing the NFL to suspend a pivotal game against the Cincinnati Bengals that quickly lost significance in the aftermath of a scary scene that unfolded in front of a national television audience.
“Damar Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest following a hit in our game versus the Bengals.
His heartbeat was restored on the field and he was transferred to the UC Medical Center for further testing and treatment,” the Bills said in a statement released early Tuesday. “He is currently sedated and listed in critical condition.”
The 24-year-old Hamlin was administered CPR on the field, ESPN reported during the broadcast. Teammates surrounded Hamlin, shielding him from public view. Many were weeping and praying while Hamlin was treated on the field by team and independent medical personnel and local paramedics.
He was taken by ambulance to University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Teammate Stefon Diggs later went to visit Hamlin at the hospital while fans of both teams gathered outside, holding lit candles and praying.
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Dorrian Glenn, Hamlin’s uncle, provided an update on the Buffalo Bills safety to multiple news outlets Tuesday evening.
Glenn said Hamlin remains sedated in the ICU at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He added that Hamlin is on a ventilator but has improved from 100% oxygen needed to 50% oxygen needed.
“They’re trying to get him to breathe on his own. So we’re just kind of taking it day-by-day,” Glenn told NFL Network. “I’m really, really thankful for the medical staff that’s been working with him. They’ve been truly awesome in helping him with his recovery.”
Hamlin, 24, is in critical condition after suffering a cardiac arrest during Monday night’s postponed game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Hamlin collapsed on the Paycor Stadium field following a hard collision and was administered CPR by medical personnel for roughly 10 minutes before being taken away in an ambulance.
Glenn revealed that Hamlin had to be resuscitated twice — once on the field and once at the hospital.
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