Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin remains in critical condition at the University of Cincinnati hospital. He was admitted after making a tackle, which occurred during the first quarter of Monday Night’s Bengals Vs. Bills game.
The game was stopped by officials to allow first responders to administer CPR. Hamlin was taken off the field by ambulance and transported to the hospital. After a brief moment of players warming up, both teams headed to their locker rooms. Nearly an hour later, the NFL officially postponed the game. No updates on the resumption of the game are available.
Who Is Damar Hamlin?
Bills safety Damar Hamlin is just 24 years old. He was born in Mckees Rocks, Pennsylvania, and attended Pittsburgh Central Catholic. Hamlin played safety at the University of Pittsburgh and was named a team captain for his senior season. He recorded 275 tackles, 21 pass breakups, and two interceptions throughout his five-year college career.
The Buffalo Bills drafted Hamlin in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft. He appeared in 14 games as a rookie, mostly on special teams, recording two tackles. However, Hamlin became a full-time starter beginning in Week Three of the 2022 season, filling in for the injured Micah Hyde. Damar Hamlin was having a productive season with 91 tackles and two forced fumbles.
The NFL is at a standstill until there is news on the health of the Bills’ safety. All that is known is that he suffered cardiac arrest on the field. Hamlin needed his heartbeat restored and oxygen before going to the hospital for further evaluation and treatment.
The sports world is with Damar Hamlin. Thoughts and prayers are what he and his family, and his teammates need to get through this difficult time. Hopefully, there is good news that comes out of this situation. The life of Damar Hamlin is more important than any other football story until more is known.