Kansas City Chiefs Talk Prayers & Mortality After Hamlin Cardiac Event

Tonight we collect more than a few local links following a nationwide cardiac arrest scare involving a beloved baller.

Here's the money line that offers a bit of perspective . . .

Mahomes was among many Chiefs players who tweeted they were “praying hard” for Hamlin, who collapsed after making a tackle in the first quarter of Monday night’s game. Hamlin was surrounded by team and independent medical staff within seconds, and along with local paramedics, they spent about 20 minutes providing emergency care on the field.

The Bills said that Hamlin’s heartbeat was restored before the 24-year-old safety was transferred by ambulance to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he remained sedated in the intensive care unit Tuesday.

The Chiefs tweeted they were “sending thoughts and prayers to @HamlinIsland and the @BuffaloBills,” while Frank Clark offered “prayers for Damar” and fellow defensive end Carlos Dunlap tweeted it was “bigger than ball at this point.”

Chiefs wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling tweeted: “Man I hope he’s OK man. We risk our lives daily for this game. And y’all take that shit for granted. Send as many prayers up for him. Lord protect him.”

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com links . . .

Chiefs send support to Hamlin, begin prep with Week 18 going on as scheduled

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs began practicing Tuesday for their regular-season finale against the Las Vegas Raiders, which could ultimately earn the AFC West champions the No. 1 playoff seed in the conference in an unprecedented situation for the NFL.

Health professionals speak on important takeaways of Bills safety Damar Hamlin's injury

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Much of the nation has been hoping and praying since they saw Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapse on the field during Monday night's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. The incident raised many questions, including what happened to Hamlin and how much of a toll do high-contact sports take on professional athletes?

EXPLAINER: What happened to Damar Hamlin?

Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest after making a tackle during Monday night's game, causing the NFL to suspend a pivotal game against the Cincinnati Bengals that quickly lost significance in the aftermath of a scary scene that unfolded in front of a national television audience.

CPR training top of mind following Damar Hamlin's collapse

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - A Kansas City area doctor and training officer are weighing in on the importance of CPR following the scary situation involving Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin. CPR is credited with restarting Hamlin's heart even before he made it to a nearby trauma center.

Uncle says Hamlin still 'fighting,' is in 'great hands'

The family of Damar Hamlin on Tuesday thanked the public for its support and asked for continued prayers for the Buffalo Bills safety, who remains hospitalized in critical condition after going into cardiac arrest on the field in Cincinnati on Monday night.

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