Bills’ Damar Hamlin collapses on the pitch, receives CPR after making a tackle in scary scene
Bills safety Damar Hamlin was administered by RCR after collapsing on the pitch after making a tackle during the team’s game against the Bengals on ‘Monday Night Football’.
There was no immediate word on his condition. The game was temporarily suspended and both teams went to the dressing rooms.
The University of Pittsburgh sophomore made a tackle and got up before falling to the ground during the first quarter at Paycor Stadium.
The situation quickly turned dire as an ambulance rushed to the scene and paramedics began working on Hamlin, 24.
According to the ESPN broadcast, medical officials administered CPR to Hamlin. He was stretchered and given an IV as he was surrounded by emotional players from both teams. He is also receiving oxygen in the ambulance as he was taken off the field.
The Bengals and Bills were originally scheduled to have five minutes to warm up and resume play, but the game was later temporarily suspended to give the two teams a chance to regroup. It is unclear if and when play will resume. The Bengals lead 7-3.