Buffalo Bills' Damar Hamlin 'sedated' after suffering cardiac arrest on the field

Buffalo Bills' Damar Hamlin 'sedated' after suffering cardiac arrest on the field
Damar Hamlin was immediately taken to the University of Cincinnati Hospital after the cardiac arrest (@d.ham3/Instagram)

CINCINNATI, OHIO: Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin is currently in critical condition after he suffered a cardiac arrest on the field on Monday night, January 2, 2023, during his game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Leaving the game suspended for the evening, he was immediately taken to the University of Cincinnati Hospital. The collapse took place when Hamlin got on his feet after he tackled Tee Higgins and then stood up. Shockingly, the player passed out in the next few seconds.

Hamlin's family spokesperson says that he is "now sedated" after he woke up in the hospital after the Buffalo Bills player's tragic on-field collapse, according to the Daily Mail. With his teammates surrounded, he was administered CPR on the field and was then soon taken to the hospital. His family was present at the game and witnessed his collapse after which his mother Nina Hamlin also traveled with him in the ambulance.

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Calling him a "fighter", the representative named Jordan Rooney told the Good Morning News that Hamlin is "fighting" and his family is "worried" about his condition and gave updates on his health saying, "I’m not sure on the exact medical term, but he is sedated. He is intubated and I’m not sure if that is the same as an induced coma. From that point there hasn’t been a major update, they are really just monitoring him and seeing how he is and how it is best for him to recover. It was a surprise to us, we didn’t expect that to happen. He is healthy and fit,"

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"We really appreciate the support from people. Damar is a very mission-driven guy, and this has given him the opportunity once he is fully healthy again to have an even bigger impact," he added.



 

One block away from the University of Cincinnati Hospital's emergency room entrance, a few Bengals fans and around 100 Bills fans gathered to hold a vigil, offering their prayers for the young player who continues to be in critical condition, according to the Daily Mail report.

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Higgens, who was tackled by Hamlin led the outpouring of prayers and well wishes for the NFL star, as he tweeted that he "prays Hamlin will pull through" his condition. Hamlin, who has set up a charity toy drive working along with Rooney, to raise money for his local community has been receiving donations from thousands of fans with around $2.6 million raised already.

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