Last night, about 10 minutes into a highly anticipated Monday Night Football game between the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals, Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed on the field after what appeared to be a routine tackle of Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins. Hamlin, 24, was given CPR on the field before being taken away in an ambulance; the Bills later said that Hamlin had suffered cardiac arrest and that his heartbeat was restored on the field. He is "currently sedated and listed in critical condition," the team said.
The game was temporarily suspended about 20 minutes after the tackle, as players for both teams, many of them in tears, returned to their locker rooms. The game was officially postponed at about 10 pm EST.