Monday’s NFL game between Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals at Paycor Stadium took a halt holding everyone’s breath as just after Bills cornerback Taron Johnson‘s exit in the first quarter for evaluating a head injury, there was another scary injury, moments later suffered by Bills safety Damar Hamlin. NFL’s boss Roger Goodell sent memo to all the teams offering mental health help and support resources along with the decision of game not being resumed this week.
Taron Johnson Head Injury
26-year-old Taron Johnson, Bills cornerback, fell after getting hit in the upper body from Hayden Hurst, the Bengals Tight end. Johnson was taken to the locker room for being evaluated for a head injury as the exact nature or cause was still to be known.
Injury Update: Bills CB Taron Johnson is being evaluated for a head injury.
— Buffalo Bills PR (@BuffaloBillsPR) January 3, 2023
Damor Hamlin Had Cardiac Arrest: Critical Condition
After exit of Bills CB Johnson, the game was still on until Buffalo Bills Safety Damar Hamlin had a big hit against Bengals receiver Tee Higgins. Hamlin stood up after the fall but collapsed to the ground right away.
Damar had cardiac arrest. The on-site club physicians and medical personnel performed CPR and restored his heart beat. After Damar was stabilized, he was transported to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center through ambulance.
Hamlin spent the night in ICU and is still receiving care there. He is in critical condition.
Reminds Christian Eriksen’s Euro 2020 Cardiac Arrest
Christian Eriksen, the midfielder collapsed on the pitch at Euro 2020 while playing in the June 2021 game against Finland. He was immediately resuscitated and taken to the hospital.
The Denmark team doctor confirmed next day that Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest. In less than a week, the player had underwent a successful operation and he was fitted with an implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD).
Christian has made a recovery return as he has signed a three-year deal with Manchester United few months back.
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Hamlin’s Family Statement
Damar Hamlin’s condition has garnered worldwide attention and everyone are praying for his recovery. The Chasing M’s foundation has also raised more than $4.4 million on GoFundMe so far. With the entire NFL family, fans, and all the world praying, Hamlin’s family has released a statement, expressing their sincere gratitude for all the love and support that they are receiving in this challenging time.
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Our Prayers to both the players for their speedy recovery.