Update: Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin is said to be in critical condition, as per an official update by the National Football League (NFL). The NFL's statement also said it has postponed the game on Monday night between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Bills
With less than six minutes to go within the first quarter in Monday's Night Football game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Buffalo Bills, with the Cincinnati Bengals leading 7-3, a shocking accident occurred in the Cincinnati Bengals' Paycor Stadium.
According to ABC Sports, Bills safety Damar Hamlin fell to the field and was administered oxygen and CPR after taking a severe strike during the game.
Many Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals players gathered together in extreme worry in the midst of the chaos. Bills safety Damar Hamlin lay on the field being assisted by trainers following a traumatic injury.
Hamlin was hit hard in the chest during the first half of the game Monday night. Hamlin was hit in the chest by Bengals player Tee Higgins while he was running across the field after making a tackle. Hamlin stood up and then collapsed. His head struck the grass.
Reporters at the scene stated that Hamlin was given CPR on the field. It took more than 15 minutes from the moment Hamlin fell to be removed from the field.
An ambulance was able to transport Hamlin to an emergency room in the local area, the only level one trauma center in the Cincinnati region, as per ABC Sports.
Yahoo News! report continues to discuss this game's having been “temporarily suspended” by officials:
The two coaches had a meeting with officials. About 9:00 p.m. Eastern, less than 20 minutes after Hamlin fell, officials announced that the game was suspended for a short time. Both teams returned to their locker rooms.