Buffalo safety Damar Hamlin had his heartbeat restored on the field after suffering cardiac arrest during the team’s game Monday night against the Bengals, and he is currently in critical condition at a Cincinnati hospital, the Bills said in a statement Tuesday.

Buffalo safety Damar Hamlin in critical condition after cardiac arrest – Bills-Bengals postponed

The collision happened during the first quarter of the NFL game and Hamlin received on-field medical attention for more than 30 minutes before being taken to a local hospital. His team later confirmed the player had suffered a cardiac arrest and said that his heartbeat was restored on the field on Monday.

A cardiologist explains what caused Damar Hamlin to collapse:

Damar Hamlin’s collapse was possible because of Commission Cordis, a blunt-force trauma injury to the heart. Only 20 to 30 cases are reported annually in the U.S.

Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin, 24, remains hospitalized in critical condition after suffering cardiac arrest mid-game on Monday night, his team said.

The family discusses Damar Hamlin’s condition outside Cincinnati hospital:

Damar Hamlin’s uncle, Dorrian Glenn, talks about his nephew’s condition with CNN’s Adrienne Broaddus outside UC Health in Cincinnati.

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An online toy drive fundraiser started in 2020 by Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin topped $6 million early Wednesday morning.

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Proof there’s still good in the world. The GoFundMe started by Bills player #DamarHamlin to buy toys for needy children had only raised $2500 before he suffered cardiac arrest Monday. As of today, it’s raised more than $6 MILLION.

Once #Bills safety Damar Hamlin was asked what’s important to him aside from football.

“I’m big on my family unit. My mom, my dad, my little brother — that’s pretty much my whole world. …. Any other thing going on in my life revolves around them.”

Immediate CPR likely saved Damar Hamlin’s life when he went into cardiac arrest Monday night. Do you know how to perform CPR? Medical experts say it’s a life-saving skill everyone should know when every second counts.


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