Hamlin Heads Home
Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin was released yesterday from Buffalo General Medical Hospital after undergoing a series of evaluations. He returned home nine days after collapsing on the field from cardiac arrest during Monday Night Football. Hamlin has yet to make any announcements about a return to the sport.
Early expert speculation suggested 24-year-old Hamlin's collapse stemmed from ultrarare commotio cordis, where blunt force to the heart disrupts its rhythm and forces it to stop, but cardiologists claim it likely indicates an underlying cardiac condition. At least 100 people are estimated to die from cardiac-related events during competitive sports per year in the US.
A toy charity Hamlin has sponsored since 2020 for his hometown of McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, has received close to $9M since his collapse and is now managed by professional charity organization the Giving Back Fund.