UPDATE 5: Buffalo Bills Official Statement on Damar Hamlin Issued Early Tuesday: In Critical Condition

Brian Burns / December 31,2022
UPDATE 5: Buffalo Bills Official Statement on Damar Hamlin Issued Early Tuesday: In Critical Condition

The Buffalo Bill issued a statement early Tuesday on the condition of 24-year-old safety Damar Hamlin who collapsed on the field and was given CPR before being evacuated via ambulance after making a tackle on Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins in the first quarter of the ESPN Monday night game in Cincinnati. The game was suspended with 5:58 left in the first quarter with the Bengals ahead 7-3, and later was postponed by 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.”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, 2023NFL statement issued Monday night:pic.twitter.com/Q5xPxUZpxH— NFL (@NFL) January 3, 2023Statement by Tee Higgins, “My prayers and thoughts go out to @HamlinIsland the Hamlin Family. I’m praying that you pull through bro. Love”My prayers and thoughts go out to @HamlinIsland the Hamlin Family. I’m praying that you pull through bro. Love— Tee Higgins⁵ (@teehiggins5) January 3, 2023The fateful tackle:One of the freaky things about the Damar Hamlin hit is that it looked so routine. Blow to the upper chest. Slight glance off the helmet. Then he stands up and completely collapses. Disturbing stuff. #PrayersforHamlin pic.twitter.com/YhO09uPpZO— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) January 3, 2023Ambulance on the field:Extreme amount of urgency in treating injured Bills defensive player Damar Hamlin. Ambulance on the field at Paycor Stadium. pic.twitter.com/QLmmn3kqMg— Joe Danneman (@FOX19Joe) January 3, 2023Distraught players:While administering CPR to Damar Hamlin, you can see the Buffalo Bills circled around crying and praying for him. Please pray for Damar Hamlin. #NFL #hamlin pic.twitter.com/39ywpzKFGP— BILLSMAFIA(12-3) (@MiningSim2XD) January 3, 2023ESPN report:Bills safety Damar Hamlin remained down on the field after a scary hit.According to the broadcast, medical personnel have administered CPR. pic.twitter.com/JKCWmfzaLT— ESPN (@espn) January 3, 2023The looks on the quarterbacks’ faces say everything.Awful scene. Praying for Damar Hamlin. pic.twitter.com/tEdSsdlrEV— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) January 3, 2023Entire Bills team down on their knees in a group prayer as Damar Hamlin leaves the field in an ambulance. pic.twitter.com/z2KLM4KOFn— Matt Parrino (@MattParrino) January 3, 2023Sports photographer Matt Freed posted his favorite photo of Hamlin, taken at his Christmas toy drive.This is my favorite photo I took of Damar Hamlin. Let’s hope for a positive outcome to this terrible situation. https://t.co/Z6hfKuYwZ3— Matt Freed (@mattfreedpghpg) January 3, 2023Over $3 million dollars has been donated to Hamlin’s Chasing Ms Foundation since he was injured Monday night:NFL fans have been donating to Bills safety Damar Hamlin’s charity all night after he was rushed to the hospital. As of 3 a.m., more than $3.1 million has been raised.Here’s how you can donate: https://t.co/ODUenc5kU8 pic.twitter.com/m5HLE03c2F— Local 12/WKRC-TV (@Local12) January 3, 2023Let’s celebrate Damar Hamlin rather than gawk at some creepy ESPN reporter’s tweet 

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