The President of the United States, Joe Biden spoke with the parents of Damar Hamlin, defensive back for the Buffalo Billswho remains in critical condition after going into cardiac arrest last Monday during a game with the Bengals.
Biden said he spoke “at length” with Hamlin’s parents.
The 24-year-old player suffered cardiac arrest last Monday during a game with the Bengals, the last of week 17 of the 2022 NFL season, which was suspended for the incident.
The Bills trailed 3-7 when Hamlin went down after colliding with Bengals receiver Tee Higgins.
The defensive stood up, but immediately faded and he was lying on the grass.
Paramedics entered the field, applied cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to Hamlin, once he was stabilized they transferred him by ambulance to the hospital, an intervention that the player’s family appreciated.
President Biden highlighted the risks of American football and how adequate are all the prevention measures that are implemented to take care of the safety of the players.
I think working hard on helmets and concussion protocols makes a lot of sense. It’s dangerous, we just have to admit it.
This Wednesday the Buffalo Bills reported that Damar Hamlin presented improvementalthough he still remains in the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital of the University of Cincinnati.
“Damar remains in the ICU in critical condition, although with signs of improvement noted yesterday and overnight on Wednesday.
“He is expected to remain in the ICU while doctors continue to monitor and treat him,” the team’s board of directors said in a statement.
Damar Hamlin, who in college football played with the Pittsburgh Panthers, came to the NFL selected by the Buffalo Bills in the sixth round of the 2021 Draft.
This season the defender has played in 15 games in which he made 91 tackles, 63 solo and 1.5 sacks. (EFE)