CINCINNATI – The Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals Monday Night soccer game was halted for the first quarter after Damar Hamlin, the Bills’ guarantor, collapsed onto the field after a collision and was taken away by ambulance. .
Hamlin’s condition is not known. But after both coaches met on the pitch, officials announced that they were “pausing the game” as the players entered the locker room.
With six minutes remaining in the first half, Hamlin dealt with Bengals receiver Tee Higgins after a 13-yard catch. Higgins lunged at Hamlin at full speed, seemingly hitting his head and chest area. Hamlin quickly got up, took two steps, fell back, his body limp.
Paramedics performed CPR and looked after him for 10 minutes as players from both teams looked very upset, some in tears on the sidelines while others walked around each other. and knelt to pray. A medical professional shows up for an intravenous injection. He was then placed on a stretcher and transferred to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
Fans at Paycor Stadium, who had been silent about the challenge, clapped as the ambulance departed.
A Bills spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Hamlin, a sophomore transferred from Pittsburgh, was on the starting line-up because of a high school injury.
This is a developing story and will be updated.