Tee Higgins, the Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver, sent a heartbreaking message to Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin who collapsed and suffered a cardiac arrest on the field.
Hamlin tackled Higgins during the first quarter and even though he managed to get up for a short period of time, he immediately fell to the ground and rushed to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
Higgins sent a heartbreaking message to the 24-year-old on Monday night, writing: “My prayers and thoughts go out to @HamlinIsland the Hamlin Family.
“I’m praying that you pull through bro. Love.”
Fans replied to his post and also sent prayers and heartwarming messages.
One person wrote: “We love you Tee. So terrifying to be a part of this play. Bengals Nation is with you and your family in praying for Damar.”
Another wrote: “Sending love your way from Buffalo. I’m sorry for the situation you have been put in.”
A viral photo shared on social media showed Higgins walking with his mother, his arm wrapped around her, only moments after Hamlin collapsed.
Ira Turner, Hamlin’s agent, asked for fans to pray for him and his family.
“Please continue to pray for Damar and his family. We currently have no update at this time,” Turner said. “Will ask that you keep the family in your prayers.”
The league released a statement: “Hamlin received immediate medical attention on the field by team and independent medical staff and local paramedics. He was then transported to a local hospital where he is in critical condition.
“Our thoughts are with Damar and the Buffalo Bills. We will provide more information as it becomes available.
“The NFL has been in constant communication with the NFL Players Association which is in agreement with postponing the game.”
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