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Freakish: Nearly 1 Year to the Day After Damar Hamlin Collapse, Another Player Collapses Out of Nowhere

Freakish: Nearly 1 Year to the Day After Damar Hamlin Collapse, Another Player Collapses Out of Nowhere

It was a scene that was all too familiar to American football fans.

Washington Commanders cornerback Christian Holmes ignited a social media flurry after inexplicably collapsing on the football field Sunday during a game against the San Francisco 49ers.

Alarming video shows Holmes crumpling to the ground for no apparent reason.

Adding to the public confusion was the team quickly ruling the 26-year-old NFL star out with a concussion.

Holmes’ mysterious collapse occurred almost a year after Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin, 24, went into cardiac arrest during a Jan. 2 “Monday Night Football” game in Cincinnati.

Hamlin has, thankfully, recovered and is back in uniform for the Bills. In an April news conference, he described his collapse as being caused by “commotio cordis.”

“It’s a direct blow at a specific point in your heartbeat that causes cardiac arrest,” he told reporters. “Five to seven seconds later, you fall out, and that’s pretty much what everybody’s seen Jan. 2 of this year.”

Something similar might be at play in the Holmes case — a delayed reaction from a battered body in an often-brutal sport.

But given the post-pandemic world, and a rash of news reports about elite young athletes suddenly collapsing or dying of heart failure, it was inevitable that Holmes’ collapse would lead to speculation about whether coronavirus vaccines might have played a role.

There has been no official indication that what happened to Holmes was anything other than a head injury.

But one thing is certain: Americans of goodwill, football fans and non-football fans alike, are hoping for a full recovery for Holmes, too.


This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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