The Bills have issued a statement regarding Damar Hamlin’s injury

Damar Hamlin was in critical condition in the hospital after suffering cardiac arrest during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

The latest injury status of Damar Hamlin

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UPDATE (Jan. 8): Damar Hamlin is breathing on his own and speaking to family, physicians and teammates.

UPDATE (Jan. 7): Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin’s breathing tube was removed overnight, and he’s spoken to his teammates via video.

UPDATE (Jan. 6): Damar Hamlin is awake in a Cincinnati hospital, is neurologically sound and is moving his hands and feet, doctors said Thursday.

UPDATE (Jan. 5): Hamlin’s condition remains critical, with signs of improvement; he is expected to remain in intensive care. According to a Buffalo Bills update posted on Wednesday.

UPDATE (Jan. 4): “Damar Hamlin is ‘trending upwards’ in the hospital,” says Damar Hamlin’s uncle.

After a 13-yard catch, Hamlin tackled Bengals receiver Tee Higgins about nine minutes into the game on Monday night. Higgins slammed into Hamlin, hitting him in the head and chest. Hamlin quickly stood up, took two steps back, and his body went limp.

The Bills said Hamlin’s heartbeat was restored on the field before he was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for “further testing and treatment” and was sedated.

Medical personnel performed CPR on him for 10 minutes while players from both teams were visibly upset, with some crying on the sidelines and others circling and kneeling in prayer. An IV was inserted by one medical professional. Later, Hamlin was taken to the hospital on a stretcher.

Millions of people who watched ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” broadcast witnessed Hamlin’s collapse. The game was delayed for over an hour before the National Football League announced that it had been rescheduled.

The NFL’s executive vice president of football operations, Troy Vincent, stated: “Neither coach was talking about resuming play, the players were not thinking of resuming play, how do you resume play after seeing such a traumatic event?”

In a statement, the NFL Players Association stated that it had spoken with players from both teams as well as the NFL: “The only thing that matters at this moment is Damar’s health and well being,”

Players from across the NFL quickly voiced their concern on social media.

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen wrote: “Please pray for our brother.”

Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes tweeted the following: “Praying hard… please be okay man,”

Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes tweeted the following: “Praying hard… please be okay man,”

A large crowd of football fans gathered outside the University of Cincinnati hospital to learn more about Hamlin’s condition.