Why did Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapse on the field Monday? And what do we know now?

Damar Hamlin joined the Bills in 2021.
Damar Hamlin joined the Bills in 2021.GREG M. COOPER/ASSOCIATED PRESS

Bills safety Damar Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest after making a tackle during Monday night’s game, causing the NFL to suspend a pivotal matchup against the Bengals that quickly lost significance in the aftermath of a scary scene that unfolded in front of a national television audience.

Here’s what we know:

What happened to Damar Hamlin?

The Bills said Hamlin, 24, suffered cardiac arrest.

“His heartbeat was restored on the field,” the team said in a statement early Tuesday. He was transferred to University of Cincinnati Medical Center for “further testing and treatment.”


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The Bills said Hamlin is sedated and in critical condition.

What kind of play did it happen on?

Hamlin was hurt while tackling Bengals receiver Tee Higgins on a seemingly routine play that didn’t appear unusually violent.

Source: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2023/01/03/sports/what-happened-damar-hamlin/

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