BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The sporting world came to a standstill last night to show support for Buffalo Bills Safety Damar Hamlin, who suffered a horrific injury during a game Monday night.
Hamlin slammed into Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins while trying to make a tackle and suffered a blow to the chest. He then collapsed on the field and went into cardiac arrest, medical officials performed CPR, revived him, and transported him to a local hospital, where he is in critical condition.
In the wake of the incident, support for Hamlin began pouring in from players and fans all across the sports world, including here in New England. Several Patriots players tweeted their thoughts and prayers to Hamlin and his family.
WBZ's Jim MacKay spoke with Patriots fans Tuesday morning after the game who said they were shocked by what happened and are hoping Hamlin has a speedy recovery.
"I've never seen anything like it," one fan said. "I've never heard a stadium so silent."
"I just hope and pray to God that he's able to recover and be okay," another added.
The NFL suspended the game between the Bills and Bengals indefinitely, which could impact the Patriots' next game. New England is scheduled to travel to Buffalo for the final game of the season this upcoming Sunday, but with the status of Monday's game up in the air, it is unclear if the Patriots-Bills game will go on as planned. One fan said she thinks the game should not be played.
WBZ's Jim MacKay (@JimMacKayOnAir) has more.