Bills quarterback Josh Allen and Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow consoled each other amid the traumatic scene that played out at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati during the first quarter of the game.
Powerful scene Sean McDermott gathered the team to pray for Damar Hamlin. Let the game be suspended for a long period. Powerful scene. Pray for Damar Hamlin. #BillsMafia #gobills #bills #bufvscin #RuleTheJungle #MNF #MNFxESPN #buffalobills https://t.co/7q1MuKLzQC pic.twitter.com/KZIeRSRcVA— Chetan Rakieten (@chetanrakieten) January 3, 2023
Allen later tweeted, “Please pray for our brother.”
Prayers up for Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin, who suffered a cardiac arrest during an NFL game last night. He’s in critical condition. He’s 24 years old. Here are the two opposing QB’s consoling each other. #Heybourne Warriors—Please pray for him and his family. pic.twitter.com/rgdUbnK1BE— LorLG (@LorLLG) January 3, 2023
Former Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III also urged people to pray for Hamlin.
Please pray for our brother.— Josh Allen (@JoshAllenQB) January 3, 2023
Evangelist Franklin Graham tweeted, “My thoughts and prayers are with [Buffalo Bills] safety Damar Hamlin. Like millions of Americans, I was watching Monday night football when Damar collapsed and an ambulance came on the field. Join me in praying for this young man.”
Please don’t share the video of the Damar Hamlin play. Share this because we are all Praying for him and his family. pic.twitter.com/QnO7DpAo7u— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) January 3, 2023
Fox News reported that the game was delayed for about 20 minutes before the NFL announced that it was temporarily suspended. The Bills issued an update early Tuesday morning saying that Hamlin’s “heartbeat was restored on the field and he was transferred to the [University of Cincinnati] Medical Center for further testing and treatment. He is currently sedated and listed in critical condition.”
My thoughts and prayers are with @BuffaloBills safety Damar Hamlin. Like millions of Americans, I was watching Monday night football when Damar collapsed and an ambulance came on the field. Join me in praying for this young man. https://t.co/47bwpY8Xzk— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) January 3, 2023
The NFL issued a statement from Hamlin’s family early Tuesday afternoon. “On behalf of our family, we want to express our sincere gratitude for the love and support shown to Damar during this challenging time,” they said. “We are deeply moved by the prayers, kinds words, and donations from fans around the country.” “Please keep Damar in your prayers,” the Hamlin family added.
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.— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) January 3, 2023
Jill Kelly, the wife of Hall of Fame Bills quarterback Jim Kelly, encouraged people to pray together on Tuesday at 3 p.m. Eastern Time for Hamlin, who wears No. 3.
A statement from the family of Damar Hamlin. pic.twitter.com/I0QFQehUc0— NFL (@NFL) January 3, 2023
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
Can we stop and PRAY TOGETHER for Damar Hamlin, his family, friends, teammates, the Buffalo Bills organization… all of the doctors, nurses, and everyone taking care of him. • At 3 PM today let’s pray together for #3. #PrayFor3At3 #BuffaloBills #BillsMafiaJeremiah 17:14 pic.twitter.com/1b8xtGZZWn — Jill Kelly (@jillmkelly12) January 3, 2023