The Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin remains in critical condition after spending the night in a hospital ICU. Check out Injury video.
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The collision happened during the first quarter of the NFL game and Hamlin received on-field medical attention for more than 30 minutes before being taken to a local hospital.
His team later confirmed the player had suffered a cardiac arrest and said that his heartbeat was restored on the field on Monday.
The NFL, which suspended the game between the Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals for the night, announced on Tuesday its commissioner, Roger Goodell, had spoken with both teams and informed them that the game would not resume this week.
The NFL has made “no decision” on whether the game will resume at a later date, the league said.
In their first remarks since the incident, Hamlin’s family said they wanted to share their “sincere gratitude for the love and support” from fans, including through donations to a toy drive he had launched, according to the statement shared by the NFL on Tuesday.
What happened to Damar Hamlin
Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin, 24, fell to the ground after colliding with an opponent during the first quarter of a match against the Cincinnati Bengals.
After receiving medical aid on field for 30 minutes, including CPR, he was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where doctors say he’s in a critical condition.
The team later posted on their Twitter account that Hamlin had suffered a cardiac arrest. “His heartbeat was restored on the field and he was transferred to the UC Medical Center for further testing and treatment. He is currently sedated and listed in critical condition.”
The incident was shocking and in a rare occurrence the game was suspended too. Commentators said the fact that gameplay had stalled was a sign of the shocking and severe nature of the emergency.
This isn’t the first time a sports star has collapsed mid-game owing to a cardiac arrest.
As more incidents like these come to the fore, we take a closer look at how these athletes, who are considered to be healthy, are collapsing due to weak hearts.