Seven answers to the injury suffered by football player Damar Hamlin

The injury that threatens the life of Damar Hamlin, a soccer player of the Buffalo Bills, occurred during a game on the night of January 2 in Cincinnati against the Bengals, resonated throughout the league and the sports world.

Next, we will analyze what is known until this moment:

In the first quarter of the game, Hamlin, a 24-year-old player, knocked down Bengals receiver Tee Higgins. Después de la jugada, Hamlin se levantó y dio dos pasos, pero se desplomó. Higgins no resultó herido.

Hamlin entered cardiac arrest, administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation (RCP) and his pulse was restored in the field. Then they transferred him to a hospital in a critical condition. El equipo dio a conocer la información sobre su estado y fue más franko que los tradicionales de injurys de la NFL.

Después de alrededor de una hora y tras informes contradictoryos sobre si el juego se reanudaría, el partido se pospuso de manera undefinida.

The aficionados depended on the chain that transmitted the game, ESPN, to receive news about a scary injury instead of the marker and the outstanding plays. Joe Buck, the commenter of the party, mentioned: “Fue una pesadilla. In reality, no one was prepared for something like that. Tienes toda la expectation y la emoción acumulada y nadie puede esperar para ver este encuentro y en questión de segundos se vuelve algo por completo diferente. El futbol americano queda en segundo plano”.

Los médicos que atienden a Hamlin dijeron el jueves que estaba “despierto y respirando”, y pudo communicarse por escrito el miercoles por la noche, preguntando quien wonó el juego entre los Bills y los Bengalíes.

Timothy A. Pritts and William Knight, doctors at the Medical Center of the University of Cincinnati, told journalists during a press conference held on Thursday that the communication was a positive signal.

Pritts said that Hamlin was able to shake hands with people in his hospital room. But Knight said that it was “demasiado pronto” to determine if Hamlin could recover completely and perhaps return to professional football. Según los médicos, la próxima gran meta es que respire completamente solo, porque Hamlin todava está usando un ventilador.

“Although he is still very sick, he has demonstrated that he seems to be neurologically intact”, dijeron los Bills el jueves por la mañana. “Sus pulmones continúan sanando y está progresando constantamente”.

It is still unknown why Hamlin’s heart stopped. Experts in cardiology affirm that the impact on the chest could cause the heart to enter arrhythmia. This lesion is unusual: the chest must have been hit for a short time (alrededor de 20 milliseconds) while the heart was relaxing.

Hamlin is originally from McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, and was a university student in the nearby city of Pittsburgh. The Bills selected him in the sixth round of the 2021 draft and became the starter last September.

While he was at the university, he organized a collection of toys. As a result of his injury, around 200,000 people joined together to contribute more than 6 million dollars to the initiative, including star quarterbacks Tom Brady and Russell Wilson, among others. Jordon Rooney, a representative of the market at Hamlin, indicated that The money will be allocated to the charity fund of Hamlin.

Terry Totten, his baccalaureate coach at Central Catholic, commented: “In times of adversity or prosperity, working for charity or helping an athlete or student of a lower rank. Sin importar lo que pasara, él se showtraba constante, tranquilo y seguro de sí mismo. Un hombre que de verdad ledera con su ejemplo. Es una persona increíble.”

The players resumed training on Wednesday and some said that Hamlin’s injury was causing a reflection and a conversation about his health and the risks that players run with injuries.

Calais Campbell, a veteran player of the Baltimore Ravens, said that it was “simply natural” to ask if it’s worth playing futbol americano for the dangers it entails.

“No estás siendo sincere contigo mismo si no contemplas el risego que estás tamando y te preguntas si quieres seguir poniéndote en esa posición,” said Campbell. In reference to the blow that Hamlin received antes de que su corazón dejara de jara, he commented: “I’m still thinking that he tackled that way hundreds of times and he’s been good.” Pero, ¿qué pasa si no estoy bien la próxima vez?

El jugador de los Giants, Julian Love, quien conoció a Hamlin mientras estaban decidiendo cuáles sérien los universitarios donde iban jugar, dijo que la lisión de Hamlin no era algo facil de procesar.

“Many people have never seen something like that,” he said. “Jamás en el futbol.” Es una cosa muy extraña. No me voy a sitar aquí y decir que no es difícil seguir adelante”.

On Wednesday, President Biden returned to the White House after a trip to Kentucky and told reporters that he had talked to Hamlin’s mother and father. Cuando se le pregunto si creía que la NFL se estaba volviendo demasiado perilgrosa, he responded: “No sé cómo no estamos hablando de eso. No lo sé”.

El partido se suspendió después de nueve minutos cuando los Bengalíes had a 7 to 3 advantage. lo que deja varias opciones, pero ninguna es una situación ideal.

It would be possible to agree that the playoffs will be carried forward further to play the remainder of the game, consider the game as a draw, cancel it completely or grant it to the Bengals, among other possibilities.

The party is important from a competitive perspective: it could have a significant impact to determine which team ends up in the first place of the American Conference and rests the first round of the qualifiers.

Los encuentros programmed para este fin de semana (the last week of the regular season) are being carried out, for now, according to the plan. Los Bengalíes señalaron la tarde del miercoles que jugarán contra los Cuervos a la 1:00 pm del domingo, horario del este de Estados Unidos.

It has been a difficult year for the city, with a massive shooting in a supermarket in May and a deadly winter storm during the December holidays. The Bills, who have a 12-3 record, have been a light in the dark.

Mark Poloncarz, funcionario del condado de Erie, opinó: “Ha sido una bola nieve que he estado esperando a que termine. El karma nos lo debe”.

Victor Mather cubre deportes para el Times.


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