Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin, 24, remains in critical condition in a Cincinnati hospital after suffering cardiac arrest mid-game on Monday night, his team said.
Hamlin's heartbeat was restored on the field after he collapsed, the Bills said.
Here's what you need to know:
- Hamlin's condition: The player remains hospitalized in the intensive care unit in critical condition, the Bills tweeted Tuesday. Hamlin's heartbeat was restored on the field as staff tended to him, the Bills have said, before he was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Hamlin was resuscitated only once, a family spokesman clarified Wednesday, not twice, as his uncle told CNN on Tuesday.
- Family thanks supporters: In a statement Tuesday, released via Hamlin's friend Jordon Rooney, the player's family expressed gratitude "for the love and support shown to Damar during this challenging time," and thanked fans for their prayers and millions of dollars in donations to his foundation's toy drive.
- No new date for game: The NFL said it "has made no decision regarding the possible resumption" of the Bills-Bengals game. It added that no changes have been made to the Week 18 NFL schedule.
- Focus on Hamlin: The NFL players' union said in a statement Tuesday that "our focus remains on Damar." The union added that it is in touch with the teams and the NFL to provide support for all players affected.
- Teammates rally: Hamlin's team landed back in Buffalo at 3:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, while several of his teammates chose to stay behind in Cincinnati . A source with the Bills said the players and staff are still processing what they witnessed Monday night and everyone was "exhausted."
Editor’s Note: This story had been updated to reflect the number of times Hamlin was resuscitated based on information from a family spokesperson and his uncle. Read the latest update here.