Shocking images. This Monday, January 2, American football player from the Buffalo Bills franchise Damar Hamlin suffered an extremely violent blow during a match against the Cincinnati Bengals. After being hit by an opponent during a tackle, the 24-year-old got up and then collapsed to the ground, unconscious. He then received medical treatment for more than 30 minutes, with American sports channel ESPN reporting that cardiac massage had been performed.
Players from both teams then quickly gathered around Damar Hamlin, many of them praying on their knees, some in tears. Buffalo players, including the team’s quarterback, Josh Allen, seemed particularly shocked when they saw their inert teammate. The Cincinnati stadium crowd remained silent as the television cameras moved away from the stage. First “temporarily suspended”, the match was finally postponed as announced by the American football league, the NFL.
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.
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) January 3, 2023
Damar Hamkin ‘in critical condition’
Shortly after the game, the Buffalo Bills revealed that Damar Hamlin was suffering from “cardiac arrest”. “His heart rate was restored in the field and he was transferred to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for further testing and treatment. He is currently sedated and is in critical condition,” the franchise explained. Foot US in a press release.
On social networks, many athletes have published a message to support Damar Hamlin. Among them, the new star of American football, Patrick Mahomes. “Praying hard… Please get well man,” the Kansas City Chiefs star quarterback wrote on Twitter. The famous basketball player LeBron James also reacted to this terrible event. “The health of players in all sports comes first. It was a terrible thing to see and I can only wish this youngster the best,” wrote the Los Angeles Lakers player.
Praying hard.. please be okay man.
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) January 3, 2023
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