Monday night’s NFL game between the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals came to a grinding halt after the Bills’ security Asphalt Hamlin Fell on the ground. Midway through the first quarter, the 24-year-old Dahmer faced Bengals wide receiver t higginsBut when he got up after the collision, he fainted and fell on the ground.
Bills safety Dumar Hamlin lay down on the field after a scary hit.
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Medical personnel arrived on the field and provided CPR on the field for several minutes before giving him oxygen and taking him to the hospital. Game play was temporarily suspended for more than 45 minutes before the league officially suspended play at 10:00 EST.
While we wait to find out how the pro football player is doing, here are five things to know about Asphalt Hamlin.
1. He Fell After a Big Block
Asphalt fell after being tackled by wide receiver Tee Higgins at 8:55, with 5:38 remaining in the first quarter. Although he seemed fine initially, he then fell unconscious on the turf.
He remained on the ground for more than 9 minutes, during which he was given oxygen and CPR. About 16 minutes after the injury, he was taken to the Level 1 Trauma Center at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center around 9:25 p.m. ESPN,
2. The NFL issued a statement
The league released a statement about an hour after the incident. It said, “Hamlin received immediate medical attention on the field by team and independent medical staff and local paramedics. He was then taken to a local hospital where he remains in serious condition.”
“Our thoughts are with Dummer and Buffalo Bill. We will provide more information as it becomes available. The NFL is in constant contact with the NFL Players Association regarding their readiness to postpone the game.”
3. His team and family are supporting him
Following the incident, his family in the crowd came down from the stands to be with him on the field. ABC, After some time his mother along with medical personnel took him to the hospital in an ambulance.
After his downfall, Bills coach Sean McDermottQuarterback josh allen and wide receiver Stephen Diggs Appeared in tears while waiting for an update. The team assembled on the field, and they prepared briefly to resume play before the coaches and officials decided to suspend play. After this the players cleared the field. The Bengals were winning 7 to 3 at the time.
4. He was in his second year of pro football
Dummer was drafted in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills, making him the 212nd overall. He signed his four-year rookie scale contract with Buffalo on May 21, 2021.
After playing a reserve role in his rookie season, Dummer became one of the Bills’ starting safeties following Micah Hyde’s season-ending neck injury during Week 2. This season he played in 16 games, recording 91 tackles and 1.5 sacks.
5. He grew up playing in Pennsylvania
Asphalt grew up in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, and attended Pittsburgh Central Catholic. During his high school career, he was named first-team All-State and Class AAAA Defensive Player of the Year.
He went on to play for the University of Pittsburgh, where a late debut freshman recorded 41 tackles with one interception in nine games played. After three strong years of play, he was named team captain in his final season.
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