DAMAR HAMLIN: THE INJURY THAT SHOOK THE SHIELD

Michael Carlson
15 min readJan 7, 2023
Initially, the contact between Damar Hamlin and Tee Higgins seemed innocuous

The horrible, life-threatening injury sustained by Damar Hamlin of the Buffalo Bills in the NFL week 17 Monday Night Football game against the Cincinnati Bengals was literally something most fans (or players, or coaches, or announcers) had ever seen before. As he was carted off the field, and transferred by ambulance to the only Cincinnati hospital whose emergency room was fully prepared to handle it, the…

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Michael Carlson

Yank doing life w/out parole as UK broadcaster & writer. @carlsonsports. Covers arts, books, film, music, politics & uh, sports. Accept no substitutes