Damar Hamlin in critical condition after NFL Bills-Bengals game: Live updates

Damar Hamlin #3 of the Buffalo Bills tackles Tee Higgins #85 of the Cincinnati Tigers.
Damar Hamlin #3 of the Buffalo Bills tackles Tee Higgins #85 of the Cincinnati Tigers. (Dylan Bill/Getty Images)

Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin, 24, is in critical condition after going down Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals. Here’s what we know:

How it happened: Hamlin went down shortly after standing up from Tigers wide receiver Tee Higgins’ opening tackle.

Within 10 seconds, Bills trainers began treating the player. An ambulance was called to the scene in less than five minutes, and footage showed Hamlin receiving CPR, according to ESPN’s broadcast. He was then taken to hospital.

His status: The NFL said in a statement released around 10 p.m. ET that Hamlin was in critical condition at a Cincinnati hospital.

In a conference call around midnight, the NFL said they did not have any updates on Hamlin’s condition beyond the information released earlier.

game: The game was suspended at 5:58 in the first quarter, and then the game was officially postponed. More details on next steps will be released “in due course,” the NFL said, adding that Hamlin’s well-being is the top priority.

team: Some of Hamlin’s teammates stayed in Cincinnati Tuesday morning while others returned to Buffalo. Buffalo is located in New York State, near the US-Canada border.

Bills wide receiver Steven Diggs arrived at the University of Cincinnati Hospital late Monday night, where Hamlin was being treated, ESPN broadcasts showed.

A little bit about Hamlin: The 24-year-old Pennsylvania native joins the Bills in 2021 as a sixth-round pick from the University of Pittsburgh. He has played in every game this season.

According to his Pittsburgh Panthers résumé, he was redshirted in 2016 with an injury — meaning he sat out games while remaining with the team. He also missed games in 2017 and 2019 due to injuries, the NFL website added.

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