The impact doesn’t seem particularly violent compared to regular drums. In the middle of an NFL game in Cincinnati on Monday, Damar Hamlin of the Buffalo Bills suffered a heart attack after being hit in the chest while trying to stop a Bengals opponent. The 24-year-old, who is in his second NFL season after the fight security (defender), suddenly stood up before falling to the ground.
Damar Hamlin “During our game against the Bengals, he went into cardiac arrest after being shocked. His heart started beating again on the floor and he was admitted to UC Medical Center [de Cincinnati, ndlr] for examinations and treatments. He is currently sedated and in critical condition.The New York State franchise wrote in a statement.
On the ground, Damar Hamlin received immediate medical attention more than half an hour later, ESPN reported that CPR was performed. As he was taken to the hospital, the young man was connected to oxygen and his family, who were watching the game, joined him in the ambulance, US ESPN sports channel reports.
Players from both teams gathered around him, many kneeling in prayer and some in tears. His Buffalo teammates, including quarterback Josh Allen, were especially shocked to see their inert teammate. The crowd at Cincinnati Stadium fell silent and the television broadcast went off stage. It was a game “temporarily suspended” After a discussion between the coaches of the two teams and the referees, the players were ordered to return to the dressing room.
While a reinstatement appeared to be under consideration, prompting angry reactions on social media, the NFL released a statement confirming the game has been postponed indefinitely. Then he announced that there was a young player from (northeast) Pennsylvania “in serious condition”.
‘Terrible to see’
Fans of both teams spontaneously gathered, candles in hand, in front of the University of Cincinnati Medical Center (northeast), where he was hospitalized, about four miles from the stadium.
Many messages have been posted on social media calling for prayers for Buffalo players, such as Kansas City Chiefs star quarterback Patrick Mahomes: “I’m praying so much… Please get well, man.” Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) star LeBron James also reacted: “In all sports, the health of the players comes first. It was a terrible thing to see and I can only wish this young man the best.”
American football, one of the most violent team sports, has faced growing concerns among players about concussions from head hits in recent years. The already strict protocol in place was further strengthened last October by banning any player from continuing in a match if, regardless of the cause, a factor of global motor instability is observed.
This decision was already made after a dispute in the match between Miami and Buffalo at the end of September. Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was on the field despite suffering a very severe concussion and concussion a few days earlier.
This was Monday’s Cincinnati-Buffalo poster (Monday night football) on Day 17 of the NFL, two already qualified teams battle it out for the best spots in the playoffs, which will culminate in mid-February with the Superbowl, the championship final and the biggest annual sports event in the United States.