NFL teams, players offer prayers for Damar Hamlin after on-field collapse

Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed during the first quarter of the Monday Night Football game against the Cincinnati Bengals and was rushed to the hospital.

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Hamlin collapsed moments after tackling Bengals receiver Tee Higgins. After the tackle, Hamlin stood up before collapsing backward. Medical personnel administered CPR on the field for 10 minutes as players looked on, The New York Times reported.

Fellow players and NFL teams immediately took to social media to offer well wishes to Hamlin.

The Buffalo Bills shared a photo of the team in prayer on the field and said, “The thoughts and prayers of all of Bills Mafia are supporting you, Damar.”

The Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals, all sent prayers to Hamlin on Twitter.

Cardinals defensive end J.J. Watt said on Twitter, “The game is not important. Damar Hamlin’s life is important. Please be ok. Please.”

The University of Pittsburgh, where Hamlin played in college, said on Twitter, “Damar Hamlin is the best of us. We love you, 3. Praying for you.”

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes said, “Praying hard.. please be okay man.”

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