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Buffalo Bills Safety Damar Hamlin is in Critical Condition After Collapsing From Cardiac Arrest During Game

Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin is in critical condition after collapsing from cardiac arrest during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday evening.

Hamlin, 24, was rushed to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center after his heartbeat was restored on the field.

Seconds before the collapse, Hamlin had collided with Bengals receiver Tee Higgins. He briefly stood up after the crash, before falling to the ground.

“Damar Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest following a hit in our game versus the Bengals,” his team posted on Twitter. “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.”

Bills and Bengals players kneeled in prayer as Hamlin was being treated and taken away in an ambulance.

The game was postponed due to the incident.

“Look, I’ve never seen anything like it. Immediately my player hat went on. How do you resume play after you’ve seen such a traumatic event occur right in front of you?” NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent said, according to a tweet from Dan Graziano of ESPN.

In the hours after the collapse, a fundraiser for Chasin M’s Foundation, Hamlin’s toy drive, raised over $3 million dollars.

“As I embark on my journey to the NFL, I will never forget where I come from and I am committed to using my platform to positively impact the community that raised me,” Hamlin’s fundraiser said. “I created The Chasing M’s Foundation as a vehicle that will allow me to deliver that impact, and the first program is the 2020 Community Toy Drive.”

The fundraiser originally had a goal of just $2,500.

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