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Damar Hamlin remains in critical condition.

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Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin remained in critical condition Tuesday in the intensive care unit of a Cincinnati hospital, the team said, a day after suffering cardiac arrest during Monday night’s game against the Bengals. .

The Bills said Hamlin, 24, spent Monday night in intensive care at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and remained there on Tuesday.

“We are grateful and appreciative of the support we have received so far,” said the team. in a statement.

Play was halted in the first quarter on Monday, and the NFL said on Tuesday it would not resume this week. O announced league which has not made any decisions about resuming play at a later date, but said it has not changed its schedule for this weekend, the final weekend of the regular season.

Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote in a memo to all NFL teams that the league had made its scheduling decision after discussions with the Bills, Bengals and NFL Players Association.

Hamlin collapsed on the field Monday after tackling Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins following a catch. The Bills said Tuesday morning that Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest. Medical staff were able to restore Hamlin’s heartbeat while treating him on the field, the Bills said, and he was transported by ambulance to the hospital for testing and treatment. Doctors sedated him at the hospital, according to Bills and Hamlin marketing representative Jordon Rooney.

Rooney wrote late Monday night on Twitter that Hamlin’s vitals were “back to normal”, adding that doctors “put him to sleep to put a breathing tube down his throat”. Rooney was in Cincinnati on Tuesday to be with Hamlin and his family at the hospital.

“I can’t speak specifically about your medical condition,” Rooney said “Good morning America” on Tuesday from Cincinnati. “I will say he is struggling. He’s a fighter. … Now he is sedated, so the family is in a good mood. Honestly, we’re taking it minute by minute, hour by hour.”

Rooney called Hamlin’s family “strong” and “supportive” and said there was an outpouring of good wishes from the public.

“There are definitely a lot of fans,” Rooney said. “There was a lot of traction. A lot of people have come. I think the most important thing is to give the family privacy. … When you see someone on TV or watch someone playing a sport, you often don’t see them as human. This is a human being. His family is going through a lot right now. So I think it’s important for everyone to remember that this is a person and his family is trying to sort everything out.

Hamlin’s family said in a statement Tuesday: “On behalf of our family, we want to express our sincere gratitude for the love and support shown to Damar during this challenging time. We are deeply moved by the prayers, kind words and donations from fans across the country. … Your generosity and compassion mean the world to us. Please keep Damar in your prayers. We will release updates as soon as we have them.”

Dorrian Glenn, Hamlin’s uncle, told CNN it was “heartbreaking” to see her nephew fighting for his life.

“We were in Pittsburgh watching it on TV, and his little brother was there with us,” Glenn said during an interview Tuesday night. “And when he [saw] his brother falls like that… I’ve never seen him cry or scream like that. We were trying to calm him down, like, ‘It’s okay. He will come back. He will be back in the game. … The next thing you know, it’s 10 minutes later, they’re doing chest compressions. It’s half an hour later, they still aren’t playing yet. I’m like, ‘What’s going on? What’s wrong with my nephew? …

“We were all in tears, man. And I’m not a crybaby. But I never cried so hard in my life, man, just to know, like, my nephew basically died on the field and they brought him back to life. I mean, this is heartbreaking. And seeing those big guys crying and all that emotion, man, it was a real punch in the gut, man. I would be crying no matter who it was. But being my nephew, it had a lot more impact on me, man. I’m happy he’s still alive and able to fight and try to get better and recover.”

Glenn said that Hamlin was resurrected twice.

“They resuscitated him in the field before taking him to the hospital,” said Glenn. “And then they resuscitated him a second time when he got to the hospital. So I just want to show my appreciation for the medical staff that were available, because if it wasn’t for them, my nephew probably wouldn’t even be here.”

The NFL remained shaken on Tuesday.

“Last night was supposed to be a big night for the NFL and a big showcase for our hometown,” said Bengals owner Mike Brown. in a statement Tuesday. “Instead, the human side of our sport became paramount… and in that moment, humanity and love came to the fore.”

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady wrote on twitter: “We are praying for Damar and her family this morning in Tampa. Moments like this put into perspective what it means to play this game we love. Grateful for our communities in Cincinnati and Buffalo for the amazing level of care and support I know they will continue to provide.”

Goodell wrote in his memo that teams have been provided with mental health information and support resources available to players and staff.

“Our union’s focus remains the health of our brother, Damar Hamlin,” the NFLPA said. in a statement. “We continue to stay in touch with clubs and the NFL to ensure that Bills and Bengals players have every resource available to help and support them during this time.”

Goodell wrote in Tuesday’s memo that he decided to postpone Monday’s game “and keep our focus on Damar and her family. We are in regular contact with both clubs and the medical team looking after Damar and will share additional information as soon as we receive it.”

The Bills are scheduled to play the New England Patriots on Sunday in Orchard Park, NY. The Bengals are scheduled to play the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday in Cincinnati. The playoffs are set to begin the following weekend, and the Bills and Bengals have secured postseason berths. So if the NFL leaves this weekend’s schedule unchanged and then tries to resume the Bills-Bengals game, it could mean postponing the playoffs.

“Honest question”, agent David Canter wrote on twitter, “is there a way to fully delay the NFL schedule by 2-3 weeks? I think players and their families would appreciate it and really need it. I get a lot of texts and calls from players and coaches across the league who are struggling right now. Quite irrelevant games.

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