Medical staff immediately rushed their way onto the field to an unconscious Damar Hamlin… his heart had stopped beating. After administering CPR, AED, and giving him oxygen for around nine minutes, they were able to restart his heart, although he was still struggling to breathe on his own.
Players, coaches, and fans looked on in horror, trying to make sense of what was happening.
The 24-year-old former Pitt Panther was then taken to the University of Cincinnati Hospital where he remains in critical condition, and the game was postponed to a later date.
Earlier today, the Buffalo Bills shared their latest update on the status of Hamlin, sharing in a tweet:
“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.”
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. He is currently sedated and listed in critical condition.
Although such a horrific situation, it’s been amazing watching the outpouring of love and support across all social media platforms. Fans of the game, bitter rivals, players, former players, coaches, people who don’t even watch football… the entire country has rallied together to pray for Damar’s recovery.
Even Bengals fans showed up at the hospital to support Damar:
Those who have gathered here at UC Medical Center to show their support for Damar Hamlin take moment of silence at 8:55pm, 24 hours after Hamlin’s injury. pic.twitter.com/DtJD1w3wNo
Damar Hamlin’s uncle Dorrian Glenn updates us on his nephews health. He says Hamlin is breathing using only 50 percent of a ventilator, down from 100 percent Monday which is a good sign. pic.twitter.com/9jLp4f09l1