Friday, February 3, 2023

NFL: Asphalt Hamlin faints on field, receives CPR; Suspend Bills Vs. Bengal

The Monday Night game between the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals in NFL Week 17 has been canceled after safety Dumar Hamlin passed out on the field in the first quarter.

The Bills player took a hard hit from wide receiver Ty Higgins trying to tackle him. Hamlin got up, but seconds later he lost his footing and fell to the grass.

An ambulance and paramedics with stretchers immediately entered the field. Damar Hamlin received CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), reports ESPN Network.

The game was halted with only six minutes remaining in the first quarter; The Bengals led 7–3. The players went to the locker room pending the status of Hamlin’s health and the NFL’s decision on whether to continue the game.

What happened to Damar Hamlin and what is known about his health status?

Safety Damon Hamlin collapsed on the field and reportedly received CPR before being carried off the field by an ambulance during Monday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

After completion Hamlin collided with receiver Tee Higgins, fell to his feet and a second or two later fell on his back and was motionless. Shocked players from both teams surrounded him and when he was taken away after 16 minutes, the Bills gathered to pray.

As medical personnel gathered around Hamlin, they cut off his uniform and apparently gave him CPR. He was put on a stretcher to be taken to an ambulance.

The duel was suspended after 21 minutes of injury time and the players gradually left the game.

Hamlin, 24, is in his second year with the Bills. He didn’t get many minutes as a rookie, but he had a big part of Buffalo’s defense this season. Prior to this matchup, the 6-foot-2, 200-pound safety had 91 tackles, including 63 solo, and 1.5 sacks.

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