Damar Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest against the Bengals.

Vince Boila, Sports Writer

Damar Hamlin suffered a scary injury during the Bills vs. Bengals Monday night showdown on Monday, January 2nd at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati.

Hamlin had made a tackle around midfield and got up then collapsed and CPR was administered to him before he was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Hamlin was in bad shape when the medical training staff got to him and eventually had to bring paramedics onto the field.

Hamlin’s Uncle Dorian Glenn had told CNN that his nephew had to be resuscitated twice between the accident and his arrival at the hospital.

“Next thing you know, it’s 10 minutes later, they are doing chest compressions. It’s a half-hour later, they are still not playing, and I’m like, ‘Yo, what’s going on? What’s wrong with my nephew?'” says Glenn.

When Hamlin woke from his medically induced coma, he was in contact with his teammates and they could not be happier that he was awake. Tackle Dion Dawkins said he was in contact with Hamlin.

“We got our boy, the excitement was beautiful, it was amazing, it has given us so much energy, so much bright high-spirits — to see that boy’s face, to see him smile, see him (flex biceps), it was everything,” says Dawkins.

Hamlin was flown back to Buffalo on January 10 and discharged from the hospital a couple of days after. Hamlin is now on the road to recovery and rehabilitation.

His coach Sean McDermott said his health is most important, and they will welcome him back when he is ready.

“His health is first and foremost on our mind as far as this situation, and then when he feels ready, we will welcome him back,” says McDermott.