Find Station

The CPR Is What Made Damar Hamlin’s Injury So Shocking

Photo: Dylan Buell

Dan Patrick was broadcasting when Hank Gathers died on the court and he understands exactly why the Monday Night Football game was postponed after Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed on the field and was carted off in an ambulance. We’ve seen some pretty horrific injuries on the NFL gridiron over the years, none of which occasioned a postponement, yet watching them perform CPR on Hamlin made this a unique situation. Add that to the reaction from the players on the field and it was obvious this was different than any other injury we’ve ever seen.

 Dan Patrick: “I thought, ‘OK, did he suffer a concussion?’ Because, we’re so accustomed to that...that’s the game. Then you take a knee. Doctors come out. Ambulance comes out. But when they started to perform CPR, that’s when it hit.”