UPDATE (6:30 a.m. ET): The Bills say Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest after taking a hit and had his heartbeat restored on the field before being transported to the hospital. He remains in critical condition. (ESPN)
UPDATE (10:00 p.m. ET): The NFL has officially suspended the game and announced Hamlin is in critical condition at a local hospital.
Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed during the first quarter of the Monday Night Football game against the Cincinnati Bengals after taking a hard hit while making a tackle. The 24-year-old was given CPR for more than nine minutes before he was taken away in an ambulance.
The game, in Cincinnati, has been put on hold as players on the Bills and Bengals were visibly shaken up by the incident, with some crying on the sidelines. Both teams left the field and returned to their locker rooms.
The incident occurred at 8:55 p.m. ET and Hamlin was taken away in an ambulance at 9:25 p.m. ET.
Members of the Bills took a knee and appeared to pray on the field. Initially, the game was delayed for five minutes, but coaches Sean McDermott of the Bills and Zac Taylor of the Bengals met on the field to discuss the situation and both team ultimately left the field for their locker rooms. The NFL later decided to suspended the game. (The Washington Post)