Tee Higgins and Buffalo Payments security Damar Hamlin will possible be tied collectively ceaselessly for all of the unsuitable causes.
The Cincinnati Bengals receiver was the participant whom Hamlin tackled proper earlier than he went into cardiac arrest and collapsed on the sector throughout their Monday evening recreation on Jan. 2 in Cincinnati. Hamlin obtained CPR on the sector earlier than being rushed by ambulance to a close-by hospital. The sport was referred to as off.
Medical consultants imagine that when the 2 initiated contact, Hamlin suffered from commotio cordis. In current days after the occasion, Higgins’ teammate, Tyler Boyd, stated he and Higgins chopped it up with Hamlin with some pleasant trash speak main into the sport.
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The three of them have been to Boyd’s annual summer season camp for youths, and now Higgins is trying ahead to doubtlessly reuniting with the Buffalo Payments security earlier than the 2 groups meet up within the divisional spherical of the playoffs on Sunday. Hamlin is not going to play.
“I am fairly certain we’re simply going to cut it up, laughs and giggles, and simply be completely satisfied to see him,” Higgins stated Thursday, lower than three weeks because the scary affair.
Higgins has not spoken to Hamlin since that Monday evening, however he did communicate with Hamlin’s household whereas he was within the hospital.
“Simply letting his household do what he must do with all his family members and stuff like that,” Higgins stated. “Hopefully, I get to see him on the sector Sunday and communicate to him.”
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That Jan. 2 recreation was in the end canceled, however Higgins stated that understanding that Hamlin is healthier (he was launched from the hospital final week) has helped him focus extra on their upcoming playoff matchup.
“Simply one other alternative to go on the market and be who I’m, be who we’re as a crew,” Higgins stated. “Clearly, understanding what occurred the final time, the entire state of affairs, understanding that he is OK now, goes to assist us out in the long term.”
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The AFC divisional spherical recreation between the 2 groups kicks off at 3 p.m. ET Sunday in Buffalo.