Damar Hamlin, a linebacker, suffers a heart attack on the field during a game
Damar Hamlin, a safety for the Buffalo Bills, suffered cardiac arrest and collapsed on the field Monday night during the Buffalos Bills’ game against the Cincinnati Bengals, is feeling better and even asked who won the game.
Hamlin’s knees buckled before he collapsed on the field of Paycor Stadium as a result of a collision with Tee Higgins of the Cincinnati Bengals.
He was rushed to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center where doctors said his neurological functions were intact. The doctors installed and then later removed a breathing tube. He is now able to talk and he Facebooked with his teammates. He has since been transferred to a hospital in Buffalo.
Players surrounded Hamlin, 24, on the field, and some prayed before an ambulance rushed him to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
Monday’s game between the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals will not be held this week, the NFL announced in a statement on Tuesday afternoon.
Hamlin was placed on the injured list and the team replaced him with cornerback Christian Benford.
The Bills play the New England Patriots Sunday.
Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott became emotional during Thursday’s news conference as he reflected on the national outpouring of support for his hospitalized player, Damar Hamlin.
McDermott said he had been thinking about the good news Hamlin’s mother would be able to share with him when he woke up. Millions of dollars have been collected online for Hamlin’s toy charity for children as NFL fans and other well-wishers looked for an outlet to show their support.
“It’s amazing to know the impact that this has had on so many people, and for Damar to be awake, and his mom to be able to share that with him is — incredible,” a teary-eyed McDermott told reporters.