The NFL is working on a way back following the postponement of the game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Bills on Monday night.
The fixture was rightfully called off after Damar Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest during play at the Bengals’ Paycor Stadium and there’s little to go on where closure is concerned.
The player remains in critical condition and is fighting for his life, but the league is looking at possible options as it pertains to a return to play.
Hamlin’s Health The Main Concern
Obviously, Hamlin’s well-being is of chief concern while he inches toward recovery and it’s unlikely any decision on a replay will be made until his status is certain. However, MLFootball is reporting that all options are on the table, including one that would see the Bengals and the Bills play their Week 17 fixture in Week 18 while the rest of the games are pushed back a week.
In such a case, the Super Bowl date would remain unchanged, though there would be no Pro Bowl.
Meanwhile, the NFLPA is offering mental health and counseling resources to all players on the back of this troubling incident.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.