The Packers organization released a statement Tuesday
The Green Bay Packers organization released a statement Tuesday regarding the tragedy on Monday Night Football. Buffalo Bills Safety Damar Hamlin was injured while making a tackle. After getting up after the play, Hamlin collapsed to the ground. The game was suspended after medical crews came onto the field to give him CPR and restore his heartbeat.
He was listed in critical condition at a local hospital Monday night. He is still listed in critical condition as of Tuesday afternoon.
Damar Hamlin spent last night in the intensive care unit and remains there today in critical condition at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) January 3, 2023
We are grateful and thankful for the outpouring of support we have received thus far.
The Packers organization released a statement Tuesday afternoon showing solidarity with Hamlin, his family, and the Bills organization:
“The Green Bay Packers echo the sentiments expressed by our players last night and today. Our thoughts are with Damar Hamlin, his family, the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals organizations.
The compassion shown by the Bills, the Bengals and the staff in the stadium, as well as the respectfulness of the fans, demonstrates the strength of the NFL community and the power of sports to bring people together. We are proud to be a part of this community. We also commend the swift and professional response from the emergency medical personnel in Cincinnati.
We continue to send our support and best wishes to Damar and all of his loved ones.”
Packers players comment on the tragedy
Following the injury Monday night, Packers players gave support to Hamlin and Bills players on Twitter. A lot of them were obviously emotional. These players play a tough, physical, and dangerous game. A life-threatening event can happen on any rep in practice or any play during a game.
🙏🏾 Prayers up https://t.co/trRvpRG4n5— Rashan Gary ® (@RashanAGary) January 3, 2023
Prayers up for Damar Hamlin and his family 🙏🏽— Christian Watson (@ChristianW2017) January 3, 2023
Full of so many different emotions. Just thinking about @HamlinIsland and his family. Your football family is with you as well. This is bigger than the game.— David Bakhtiari (@DavidBakhtiari) January 3, 2023
Puts life into perspective quick.. prayers to Hamlin 🙏🏽— Allen Lazard 👑 (@AllenLazard) January 3, 2023
I’m so sick man… So many emotions but I’m trying to channel all my energy and thoughts to Damar and his family. That is the scariest thing I’ve witnessed seeing on the field. Please be okay 🙏🏾🙏🏾— Randall Cobb (@rcobb18) January 3, 2023
🙏🙏🙏— Pat O'Donnell (@PatODonnell_16) January 3, 2023
🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾— Aaron Jones 3️⃣3️⃣ (@Showtyme_33) January 3, 2023
According to a statement by the NFL, the game between the Bills and Cincinnati Bengals was suspended for this week. It’s unclear if they will finish the game at a later date.