As the sports world rally around Dumar Hamlin, NFL teams are showing their support on social media.
All 32 teams changed their Twitter icons on Tuesday to images of Hamlin’s Buffalo Bills jersey with the caption, “Pray for Dummer.”
Bills later acknowledged his fellow team’s support in a Twitter video.
The team made a change on Tuesday afternoon as news of Hamlin’s status broke. The Bills safety was hospitalized after suffering a cardiac arrest during Monday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals. After that, I collapsed in the field. Doctors were able to restart his heartbeat at the scene and he was taken to a hospital in Cincinnati in critical condition.
Bill announced on Tuesday that Hamlin was still in critical condition the day after he was hospitalized.
“Dummer Hamlin spent last night in the intensive care unit and remains critically ill at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center today.” team statement Read early Tuesday afternoon.
The NFL postponed the game Monday night.
Like the league’s response, Hamlin’s on-field condition is unprecedented in the NFL. The NFL survived serious on-field injuries, including a spinal cord injury that paralyzed Detroit Lions offensive lineman Mike Utley during a game against the Los Angeles Rams in 1991. I came. Due to the seriousness of Hamlin’s condition becoming clear on Monday, the NFL announced a temporary suspension before deciding to call off the game.
With Hamlin’s condition still critical, it remained unclear how he would move forward on Tuesday. The NFL has logistical woes to navigate and a playoff field to set after next week’s regular season finale, with the Bills and Bengals important in his AFC playoff picture against Buffalo contending for the conference’s #1 seed. playing a role.
But these key issues are overshadowed by Hamlin’s condition the next day. It remains secondary.