Morning Sports Update

“Praying for Damar Hamlin and his family.”

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Bills players gathered in prayer on the sideline for teammate Damar Hamlin. AP Photo/Jeff Dean

The Monday Night Football game between the Bills and Bengals was indefinitely postponed after Buffalo defensive back Damar Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest on the field.

Hamlin, 24, is in critical condition after being transferred to UC Medical Center for testing and treatment, according to a Bills statement:

Earlier on Monday, the Bruins and Penguins met at Fenway Park for the 2023 NHL Winter Classic. The Bruins rallied for a 2-1 win.

On Tuesday night, the Celtics will face the Thunder in Oklahoma City at 8 p.m.

Patriots show support for Damar Hamlin: The Patriots joined a chorus of sports teams, players, and fans to share messages of support for Bills defensive back Damar Hamlin on Monday night.

The Patriots’ team account tweeted this message:

Patriots players also weighed in:

More from Boston.com:

Ryan Clark discussing Damar Hamlin: The ESPN analyst (and former NFL player) shared some emotional thoughts.

If you missed it: Here’s the drone footage of flying through Fenway Park for the Winter Classic.

Daily highlight: Donovan Mitchell scored 71 on Monday night (along with 11 assists) in a 145-134 win over the Bulls. After the game, Mitchell said he (and the entire Cavaliers organization) were among those praying for Damar Hamlin.


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