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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.”

NFL statement issued Monday night:

Statement by Tee Higgins, “My prayers and thoughts go out to @HamlinIsland the Hamlin Family. I’m praying that you pull through bro. Love”

The fateful tackle:

Ambulance on the field:

Distraught players:

ESPN report:

Sports photographer Matt Freed posted his favorite photo of Hamlin, taken at his Christmas toy drive.

Over $3 million dollars has been donated to Hamlin’s Chasing Ms Foundation since he was injured Monday night:

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