Monday night’s matchup between the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals was postponed in the first quarter after Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed on the field. He had tackled Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins, then quickly stood up, but immediately collapsed, as athletic trainers rushed to help.
CPR was administered on the field to Hamlin before he was placed in an ambulance and taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. The Bills later stated that he “suffered a cardiac arrest” following the hit and “his heartbeat was restored on the field. … He is currently sedated and listed in critical condition.”
As the events played out on national TV, prayers flooded in on social media for Hamlin, a 24-year-old in his second NFL season with Buffalo after being drafted in the sixth round of the 2021 draft from the University of Pittsburgh. Please join us in praying for complete healing for Hamlin.
My prayers and thoughts go out to @HamlinIsland the Hamlin Family. I’m praying that you pull through bro. Love 🙏🏾💙
— Tee Higgins⁵ (@teehiggins5) January 3, 2023
Prayer is real, and it’s powerful. Constantly praying for Damar and his family
— Dawson Knox (@dawson_knox) January 3, 2023
Please pray for our brother.
— Josh Allen (@JoshAllenQB) January 3, 2023
Still speechless. Prayers to DHam and his family. 🙏🏽 Please God be with them! Please.
— Jessie Bates III (@jlbiii3) January 3, 2023
Praying for Damar and his family. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers🙏
— Logan Wilson (@ljw21) January 3, 2023
Father, Damar is in Your hands! Please heal him from the top of his head to the bottom of his feet and everything in between.
Lord, please intervene!
Please heal Damar!
Please LORD! 🙏🏻
— Jill Kelly (@jillmkelly12) January 3, 2023
Wow. I am praying for you @HamlinIsland. Praying for health and safety.🙏🏾
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) January 3, 2023
Praying fervently for Damar Hamlin, his family, loved ones, teammates, coaches, and entire NFL family. God’s purpose is perfect 🙏🏾
— Jonnu Smith (@Easymoney_81) January 3, 2023
Praying hard.. please be okay man. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) January 3, 2023
Father God, I pray that Damar Hamlin is okay and here with us. I also ask that he have a speedy recovery mentally & physically God; in Jesus name… Amen🙏🏾
— SAUCE (@iamSauceGardner) January 3, 2023
Lord, please place your protection over Hamlin tonight. May your strength and comfort be with everyone on that field. 🙏🏾
— Beachum.eth (@KelvinBeachumJr) January 3, 2023
Demar Hamlin is a kind caring extremely hard worker. He is loyal honest and can always put a smile on your face. He is more than an athlete, he is a son and brother. I pray God gives him mercy and brings him back to us.
— Rodger Saffold (@Rodger_Saffold) January 3, 2023
Praying hard for Damar. What started as probably the most important game of his career has turned into a nightmare for everyone! Praying God covers him and his family
— Golden Tate (@ShowtimeTate) January 3, 2023
Lord we ask for a miracle! 🙏🏾
— Patrick Peterson /P2 (@P2) January 3, 2023
In uncertain times remain hopeful. Praying hard for Damar Hamlin, his family, Bills community, and everyone who witnessed tonight. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
— Bryant Young (@Bgr8t) January 3, 2023
Praying for Demar Hamilton 🙏🏾 In Jesus name
— Nicholas Williams (@NickWilliams_98) January 3, 2023
Praying for Damar Hamlin and his family.
— Kirk Cousins (@KirkCousins8) January 3, 2023
Prayers up.. 🙏🏽
— Justin Fields (@justnfields) January 3, 2023
God be wit D Hamlin right now!! 🙏
— Odell Beckham Jr (@obj) January 3, 2023
Lord please put a shield of protection over Damar Hamlin right now.
— DK (@DevonKennard) January 3, 2023
Praying for you D. Ham
🙏🏽 🙏🏽🙏🏽 PRAY PRAY PRAY ..
— Laquon Treadwell (@SuccessfulQuon) January 3, 2023
Prayers up for Damar Hamlin man 🙏🏾
— Derrick Brown (@DerrickBrownAU5) January 3, 2023
Prayers up for Damar…
— Trevor Lawrence (@Trevorlawrencee) January 3, 2023
Prayers sent up 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
— Tyrie Cleveland (@Tyrie_1) January 3, 2023
Sending my prayers to Damar and his family! 🙏🏾🙏🏾
— Raheem Mostert (@RMos_8Ball) January 3, 2023
My prayers are with Demar Hamlin and his family! 🙏🏾
— Kevin Byard (@KevinByard) January 3, 2023
Prayers up 🙏
— Travis Etienne Jr⁶𓅓 (@swaggy_t1) January 3, 2023
The power of PRAYER is REAL 🙏
— Matt Overton (@MattOverton_LS) January 3, 2023
Praying for you @HamlinIsland !! 🙏🏽
— Dane Cruikshank (@Dane2Smoove) January 3, 2023
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