The terrifying event during «Monday night football« between the Buffalo Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals has stunned the sports world.
Bills safety Damar Hamlin he went into cardiac arrest during the first quarter of the game after tackling Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins.
Hamlin scrambled to his feet after delivering the blow, only to collapse on the grass seconds later.
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Players from both teams gathered around Hamlin as CPR was administered to the second-year pro before an ambulance took him to the hospital.
Hamlin has been in critical condition in the intensive care unit at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center since collapsing against the Bengals.
While Hamlin’s jab didn’t appear to be anything out of the ordinary, it has served as a sobering reminder of the soccer dangers.
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On Wednesday, President Joe Biden Asked if the NFL was getting «too dangerous,» the 46th president considered injuries part of the game.
«No. Look, the idea you’re going to have… You’ve got guys that are 6’8, 340 pounds running a 4.8 [seconds] 40 [yard dash]. I mean, you know, you hit someone with that kind of force… Now, that’s not what happened here,» Biden told reporters nearly two days after Hamlin went into cardiac arrest.
«I don’t know how you avoid it. I think working like hell on helmets and concussion protocols makes a lot of sense. But it’s dangerous. We have to admit it.» »
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The Bills provided an update Wednesday afternoon on Hamlin’s condition, saying he had shown «signs of improvement» since he was taken to the hospital Monday night.
«Damar remains in UCI in critical condition with signs of improvement noted yesterday and overnight,» the Bills said on Twitter.
«He is expected to remain in intensive care while his healthcare team continues to monitor and treat him.»
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The game between flares and bills he was suspended with 5:58 remaining in the first quarter and the Bengals leading, 7-3.
On Tuesday, the NFL announced that play «will not resume this week» and that no decision has been made on possible resumption at a later date.