High Plains Drifter
Oh my goodness I think we have a player died on the field at Cincinnati. Game is suspended. Damar Hamlin.
The hit was hard right in the sternum. He got up from the tackle and took a step back, and collapsed. I felt right away it was a cardiac situation. Just from the way he collapsed. Sudden and total loss of blood pressure.I have never seen an ambulance on this field during a game and I don’t ever remember hearing that they had to administer CPR on field before
According to the Sports Institute, a sudden cardiac arrest happens when the heart suddenly loses its normal rhythm and stops pumping blood. It is usually caused by abnormalities in the heart, but can also be triggered by a hard blow to the chest. Around one or two in every 100,000 athletes experience sudden cardiac arrest each year, according to the Sports Institute.