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IBOGANAUT t1_j32pa94 wrote

Is his career over or can he return to play next season? Anyone know?

Edit: if he makes a full recovery obviously.


evanc3 t1_j32q556 wrote

My guy, he just got out of a coma literally hours ago. He could be severely impaired or 100% fine. Literally impossible to know


IBOGANAUT t1_j32qqfe wrote

I'm asking if he's 100% fine and makes a full recovery, are there any rules in the NFL about playing with a heart condition. I know Cardinals' DE JJ Watt played with an irregular heartbeat last year.


evanc3 t1_j32rhqe wrote

If it was commotio cortis then I don't think he would be considered to have a heart condition. But we still have no idea if he does have something underlying. Some things are treatable or transient. Some aren't


newaccount721 t1_j33a9uu wrote

Yeah, even if he had nothing underlying though he might have permanent heart and or long damage. Regardless, it's fantastic he's made so much progress


Ba_Sing_Saint t1_j32s2fg wrote

> Cardinals’ DE JJ Watt

This will always look wrong to me. He’s a Houston Texan 100%


misterspokes t1_j32rrsx wrote

Teddy Bruschi had a stroke in 2005 and played for 2 more seasons.


OcelotOfTheForest t1_j32rwbt wrote

Yeah I was thinking that it would be down to what legal says. They might consider it to be too much of a liability.


thehelsabot t1_j32qc77 wrote

Really not important. Even if he was physically able to he might not want to continue. He’s alive and that’s amazing.


IBOGANAUT t1_j32rdzj wrote

No shit "He's alive and that's amazing". You still have a young guy that loves football, wanted a career, got his first start this year in a winning team and obviously wanted to negotiate a lucrative contract with a winning franchise. Yes, he could be re-thinking his whole life but my question is could he keep playing if he wanted to.


thehelsabot t1_j32s6jp wrote

Why would anyone here know that? Doctors probably don’t even understand the extent of the damage to his heart or brain. When your heart stop the muscles can atrophy quickly. Thankfully they were minutes from the UC medical facility which means health care was quick.


GosuBaller t1_j32vnyu wrote

Since for whatever reason the woke mob just can't seem to wrap their heads around what you're asking... I'll answer your question for you: currently there is no ruling or jurisdiction within the NFL that states players suffering from pre-existing conditions or underlying conditions may be barred from playing future games, however there is a little leeway there because obviously there's the scenario with concussion victims usually being held out another week to avoid further brain injury. Considering this was not a head trauma incident and is strictly related to him being struck in the chest with great force causing a cardiac arrest event... It's not the first time it's happened in professional sports but it's the first time it's happened in the NFL and there is no precedent for it so I would have to assume it would be up to him, his family doctors etc if you would like to play again. However the NFL would not be stopping him I don't think, not without at least some new clauses being written into effect.


renasissanceman6 t1_j33zgl9 wrote

Stop using woke as a slur. You just look dumb.

We all get it and hate this people but that word is never going to help you in any way.

Ignore me if you want. Just trying to help and make your life easier. Maybe just think of another way to say what you want to say. That word has lost all meaning.


GreenEyedCat t1_j333jj7 wrote

Given he suffered a second arrest/collapse its...hard to say, it complicates things. The best theory is he collapsed due to a severe impact to the chest that stopped his heart, and this seems likely. But usually when that happens, once the heart is restarted, it stays beating and doesn't stop again, but Damar's did. This might mean he suffered more internal injury from the impact, or he's been living with heart condition and didn't know and the impact was just a fraction of what caused it.

A football/soccer player who suffered an on field heart attack named Christian Erickson was revived within 15 minutes, rushed to a nearby top grade cardiac centre and now plays on with a pacemaker fitted.

Prior to him a fellow named Francois Muamba was undergoing CPR and defib for 78 full minutes before he came back. I can't recall if it was the time and sheer scale of Defibs, or the nature of what made him collapse, but he could never return to play. He lived though.

Edit(credit to other commenters) Damar didn’t have a second collapse, which is great news and hopefully a huge positive sign for his recovery.


YakWish t1_j337gio wrote

His uncle misspoke when he said that Hamlin had to be resuscitated a second time. Current news is that his heart stopped the one time on the field and was restarted before he was put on the ambulance.


GreenEyedCat t1_j339qu9 wrote

Thank you for that clarification.

And, in which case, then yeah, hopefully that means he's looking at a full recovery.


Reyalla508 t1_j3461c3 wrote

If you’re referring to the report that he had to be resuscitated a second time at the hospital, the UCMC doctors confirmed that as a false report in their presser today. Once they got his heartbeat restored it stayed that way through the ambulance right and into the ICU. (Edit: sorry just saw someone else said this)


GreenEyedCat t1_j34o2g6 wrote

No need to apologise, you’re just trying to inform, j appreciate it all the same


Nowhere____Man t1_j37rwr5 wrote

One source indicated his breathing is still assisted mechanically (presumably with a ventilator).

He has a million steps to go on his recovery with breathing on his own being one of them.

It's too early to speculate whether he'll play again or not.