What happened to critically injured NFL player Damar Hamlin? A cardiologist explains

January 03, 2023

He was taken by ambulance to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. “Damar Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest following a hit in our game versus the Bengals. The phenomenon has been seen in youth baseball and in lacrosse when balls strike players in the chest, he said. “These football players, they’re beefy and have a lot to absorb the hit,” Jerome said. Jerome said the prognosis should be “pretty good” for Hamlin, given that “they have all the medical equipment on the field.”____©2023 The Baltimore Sun.