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Bengals reporter shares update on Damar Hamlin

Damar Hamlin looks ahead

Jul 27, 2022; Pittsford, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin (31) walks to the field during training camp at St. John Fisher University. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

A Cincinnati-based reporter shared an update Monday night regarding Damar Hamlin.

Hamlin collapsed after making a tackle on Tee Higgins with 5:58 left in the first quarter of the Week 17 “Monday Night Football” game between the Bengals and Buffalo Bills at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati.

Hamlin immediately received medical attention after collapsing. The 24-year-old was given CPR. He was eventually taken away in an ambulance.

FOX 19 in Cincinnati’s Joe Danneman shared an update on Hamlin’s status while the Bills safety was still in the stadium.

“I’m told Damar Hamlin has a pulse, but is not breathing on his own. He is being transported to UC.

“Needed AED and CPR on the field,” Danneman reported.

“UC” stands for University of Cincinnati Medical Center, which is four miles away from Paycor Stadium. An AED is an Automated External Defibrillator, which is a device used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and is used on those who are in cardiac arrest.

23 minutes after the hit occurred, the game was temporarily suspended.

One hour and six minutes after the hit occurred, the NFL issued a statement saying that the game had been suspended.

In its statement, the league said that Hamlin was in critical condition.

“Damar Hamlin received immediate medical attention on the field by team and independent medical staff and local paramedics. He was then transported to a local hospital where he is in critical condition,” the league said.

A friend of Hamlin later shared a medical update on the Bills safety.

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