Bengals WR involved in tackle offers prayers for Damar Hamlin
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins took to social media early Tuesday morning to offer his prayers to Buffalo Bills cornerback Damar Hamlin and his family.
Higgins is on the receiving end of prayers as well.
He collided Monday night with Hamlin, who went into cardiac arrest and was attended for 20 minutes on the field and in an ambulance in a stadium tunnel before being taken to Cincinnati Medical Center. Hamlin’s heartbeat was restored, but he was in critical condition Tuesday morning. The game was suspended and later postponed indefinitely.
‘My prayers and thoughts go out to @HamlinIsland and the Hamlin Family,’ Higgins posted on Twitter shortly after midnight. ‘I’m praying that you pull though bro. Love’
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With about six minutes remaining in the first quarter, Higgins caught a short pass from quarterback Joe Burrow and went 13 yards across midfield before being tackled by Hamlin. They both got up, but Hamlin collapsed.
It was a heartbreaking scene as players from both teams cried, hugged each other and looked lost in emotion as emergency crews worked on Hamlin. Higgins was reportedly with his mother when he left the stadium.