Tom Brady shares prayers for Bills safety Damar Hamlin who is in critical condition after suffering cardiac arrest following tackle – as Bucs QB also thanks Cincinnati and Buffalo communities
Tom Brady became the latest to greet Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin as he fights for his life in the hospital.
The 24-year-old safety collapsed and received emergency medical treatment after colliding with Tee Higgins of the Cincinnati Bengals during the Monday Night Football game.
Hamlin was given CPR on the field while surrounded by teammates, some of whom were in tears, as he was shielded from the public.
Tom Brady has become the latest to send well wishes to Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin
Hamlin went into cardiac arrest after being hit by Cincinnati Bengals’ Tee Higgins
He was rushed to hospital with his mother Nina by his side, and a family representative revealed he was ‘putting up a fight’ but remains sedated and in a critical condition.
Higgins led the outpouring of support for the young player, tweeting that he was ‘praying for Hamlin’s success’.
Brady sent his best wishes on Tuesday morning, writing on his Twitter profile: ‘We are praying for Damar and his family this morning in Tampa.
Higgins led an outpouring of support for the young player and Brady conveyed his best wishes
Brady said: ‘Moments like this put into perspective what it means to play this game we love’
‘Moments like this put into perspective what it means to play this game we love.
‘Grateful to our communities in Cincinnati and Buffalo for the tremendous level of care and support that I know they will continue to provide.’
In a statement on Tuesday, Hamlin’s family said: ‘On behalf of our family, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for the love and support shown to Damar during this challenging time.
‘We have been overwhelmed by the prayers, kind words and donations from fans across the country.
‘We also want to recognize the dedicated first responders and healthcare professionals at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center who provided exceptional care to Damar.
‘We are very fortunate to be a part of the Buffalo Bills organization and have their support. We also want to thank Coach Taylor and the Bengals for all they have done.
‘Your generosity and compassion are important to us. Please keep Damar in your prayers.’