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How will Damar Hamlin's injury impact the future of football?

Buffalo Bills fans attend a candlelight prayer vigil for player Damar Hamlin.
Buffalo Bills fans attend a candlelight prayer vigil for player Damar Hamlin.

On Monday, Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest after being tackled in a game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

The 24-year-old was administered CPR on the field for almost 10 minutes in a shocking event that played out on live television for a national audience during Monday Night Football. Hamlin remains hospitalized, but a team statement noted “signs of improvement.”

Football is a dangerous sport. Studies have found high rates of concussions, traumatic brain injuries, and a serious brain disorder called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in former players.

We’ll discuss whether Damar Hamlin’s injury will change the game of football.

 

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Maya Garg
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