Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs has spoken about his immediate reaction when teammate Damar Hamlin went into cardiac arrest during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
During the latest episode of Uninterrupted’s «The Shop,» Diggs questioned whether he wanted to continue playing if the game resumed.
After the traumatic event, neither team knew if they would continue playing. Diggs decided to go out of his way to cheer up his Bills teammates and encouraged them to play for Hamlin.
The game was eventually put on hold and later cancelled.
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«Of course, they finally finished the game… which was probably for the best,» Diggs told «The Shop» co-host Maverick Carter.
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Diggs added that he believed Hamlin would have wanted his Bills teammates to keep playing.
«But at that point, if we were to go back, I know Damar would have wanted us to play… because when he finally came to, his first words were, ‘Did we win?’
«I was a little dubious. I thought, ‘Damn, am I wrong for wanting guys to play?’ Obviously some guys couldn’t. But then when he woke up and said, «Did we win?» .
Elsewhere in the discussion, the three-time Pro Bowler brought up Hamlin’s injury while explaining the physicality of playing in the NFL.
«For people who have feelings for [football]»I have to put it in perspective for you,» Diggs said. «Our Damar Hamlin situation, when we almost lost someone on the field. That’s how physical it is. That’s how bad it is. So when people refer to it as a game, I like to say, ‘I’m not playing.'»
After receiving on-field emergency medical attention from Bills personnel, Hamlin was transported to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he was placed on a ventilator.
Diggs then visited the hospital.
Hamlin attended the Bills’ divisional round playoff game against the Bengals 20 days after going into cardiac arrest.
The Bills placed Hamlin on injured reserve. Despite his stint on the IR, the Bills reached an agreement with the NFL and the NFL Players Association to pay his full salary.
Hamlin spoke publicly for the first time since the events in Cincinnati on January 28. He has had an amazing recovery but still has a long road ahead of him.
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NFLPA chief medical officer Dr. Thom Mayer has promised Hamlin will return to playing football.
«I guarantee you that Damar Hamlin will play professional soccer again,» Mayer said on SiriusXM Doctor Radio’s «Heart to Heart» show in February.