Kathmandu: A US National Football League game has been suspended after Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin collapsed during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Hamlin, 24, who plays in the role of safety, fell to the ground in the game’s first quarter after a tackle with the Bengals’ Tee Higgins.
About nine minutes into the game on Monday night, Hamlin tackled Bengals receiver Tee Higgins after a 13-yard catch. Higgins rammed into Hamlin at full speed, appearing to hit him in the head and chest area. Hamlin quickly stood up, took two steps, collapsed backward and his body went limp.
He was taken away in an ambulance after medical officials administered CPR, ESPN reported.
Players were seen in tears and huddled in a group prayer for Hamlin.
Local sports reporter Joe Danneman wrote on Twitter that he was told Hamlin “has a pulse, but is not breathing on his own”.
NFL games are rarely suspended because of injury, and it is unclear if the players will return to the field and complete the game.