24 year old Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin collapsed during a Cincinnati game after standing up from a field tackle by Cincinnati Bengals player Tee Higgins.
He fell straight on his back, and after having his heartbeat restored on the field, Hamlin was sent away in an ambulance and spent the night at an intensive care unit. The football player is still in critical condition.
According to CNN, “Hamlin is “flipped over on his stomach” in the hospital to help with the blood on his lungs, according to Glenn.” Additionally, “CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta said sometimes when the heart is not beating well, fluid can back up into the lungs and make it hard for the medical staff to oxygenate the patient. So, they will flip the person on their stomach to what is known as the prone position to make breathing easier.”
CNN states, “Overwhelming support for him flooded in Monday night from the city of Buffalo and from fans and players across the sports world.
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown tweeted Tuesday: “The entire City of Buffalo is praying for Damar Hamlin. Our thoughts and prayers are with Damar, his family and the @BuffaloBills during this difficult time. We wish him a full recovery.””
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