He received medical treatment on the pitch for more than 30 minutes, with US sports channel ESPN reporting that cardiac massage had been performed.
Normal vital signs
Players from both teams crowded around Hamlin during the first aid response, many of them praying on their knees, some in tears.
Hamlin, 24, a suite and placed on oxygen and carried on a stretcher. His family, who were attending the game, joined him in the ambulance. The player was taken to the University of Cincinnati Hospital Center, about four miles away.
« Hamlin received immediate on-field medical assistance from team and independent medical personnel and local ambulances. He was subsequently transported to a local hospital where he remains in critical condition, » the NFL said in a statement. a statement.
“Our thoughts are with Damar and the Buffalo Bills. We will provide more information as it becomes available,” the NFL added.
His agent, Jordon Rooney, wanted to be reassuring on Twitter: « His vital signs have returned to normal. »
The match was announced « temporarily suspended » after a consultation between the coaches of the two teams and the referees, and the players were ordered to go to the dressing room.
Minutes later, the NFL released a statement confirming the game was postponed and gave details about Hamlin’s condition.