Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed during the first quarter of the Monday Night Football game against the Cincinnati Bengals and was rushed to the hospital.
Hamlin collapsed moments after tackling Bengals receiver Tee Higgins. After the tackle, Hamlin stood up before collapsing backward. Medical personnel administered CPR on the field for 10 minutes as players looked on, The New York Times reported.
Fellow players and NFL teams immediately took to social media to offer well wishes to Hamlin.
The Buffalo Bills shared a photo of the team in prayer on the field and said, “The thoughts and prayers of all of Bills Mafia are supporting you, Damar.”
The thoughts and prayers of all of Bills Mafia are supporting you, Damar. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/lDWNAOEPX4— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) January 3, 2023
The Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals, all sent prayers to Hamlin on Twitter.
Sending our prayers to the @BuffaloBills and @HamlinIsland 🙏— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) January 3, 2023
Football is Family ❤️💙
Cardinals defensive end J.J. Watt said on Twitter, “The game is not important. Damar Hamlin’s life is important. Please be ok. Please.”
The game is not important.— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) January 3, 2023
Damar Hamlin’s life is important.
Please be ok. Please.
The University of Pittsburgh, where Hamlin played in college, said on Twitter, “Damar Hamlin is the best of us. We love you, 3. Praying for you.”
Damar Hamlin is the best of us.— Pitt Football (@Pitt_FB) January 3, 2023
We love you, 3. Praying for you. pic.twitter.com/fYymfFsynp
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes said, “Praying hard.. please be okay man.”
Sending our thoughts and prayers to Damar Hamlin, his family and the @BuffaloBills 🙏— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) January 3, 2023
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