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Bills safety Damar Hamlin remains in Cincinnati hospital after Monday Night Football injury

Hamlin appeared to be receiving CPR before he was taken to a local hospital.
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Posted at 9:21 PM, Jan 02, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-03 08:01:41-05

Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin remained in the hospital Tuesday morning after the Bills confirmed he suffered from cardiac arrest during the NFL's Monday Night Football matchup against the Bengals.

Hamlin was hit while trying to tackle Tee Higgins in the middle of the field during the first quarter of the game. Hamlin stood up after the hit and appeared to adjust his face mask but fell backward to the ground seconds later.

The NFL said in a statement that Hamlin was in "critical condition" at a local hospital. Both the NFL and the NFL Players Association agreed to postpone the game.

Buffalo's medical staff immediately began providing aid as an ambulance drove onto the field. Broadcasters reported that medics appeared to be performing CPR. The Bills confirmed that Hamlin's "heartbeat was restored on the field."

The team said Hamlin was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Stunned players and staff from both teams gathered in prayer. The game was suspended after Hamlin was taken away.

Players from both teams huddled around the medical staff, some kneeling and some holding hands. The team posted on social, "Bills Mafia is with you, @HamlinIsland," and the Bengals responded with praying hands.

Hamlin was down on the field for at least 10 minutes. He was placed inside the ambulance and taken out of Paycor Stadium.

This story was originally published by WCPO in Cincinnati, Ohio with additional reporting from Scripps News.