Buffalo Bills confirm Damar Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest during Monday's game

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The Buffalo Bills announced 24-year-old safety Damar Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest during Monday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

It occurred in the first quarter after Hamlin made a tackle on Bengals receiver Tee Higgins, and after briefly returning to his feet, he collapsed.

Hamlin remained down for over 10 minutes as he was administered CPR on the field, before being loaded into a waiting ambulance and rushed to a nearby hospital.

The Bills' statement read: "Damar Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest following a hit in our game versus the Bengals.

"His heartbeat was restored on the field and he was transferred to the UC Medical Center for further testing and treatment. He is currently sedated and listed in critical condition."

The game was suspended while the Bengals were leading 7-3 with 5:58 remaining in the first period.