Buffalo Bills players and staff are still processing what they witnessed Monday night when safety Damar Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed on the field midgame against the Cincinnati Bengals, a source says. within the team.
The Bills didn’t touch down in Buffalo until 3:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday after seeing their teammate needing to get his heart rate back on the court.
“Everyone is exhausted,” the source told CNN.
This adds to a series of difficult situations the team faces, including the mass shooting that killed 10 people and injured three at a Buffalo grocery store in May, the death of at least 39 people in the Erie County, New York, due to the Buffalo blizzard, moved its November home game to Detroit and was stuck in Chicago over the Christmas period, the source said.
As for Hamlin, the Bills are in “wait-and-see mode,” including team medical staff, the source said.
Bills did not discuss specific ways to help the family during this time as they hope there will be a recovery, the source said.
The team is still determining how it will handle its typical weekly media availability.
From now on, it’s a day-to-day determination. “We’ll see what someone’s appetite for talking might be,” the source added.
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