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On January 2nd, 2023, in an NFL game played between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Buffalo Bills, Damar Hamlin, a Bills safety, tackled Bengals receiver Tee Higgins. After the collision, Hamlin stood up and began to walk, but after two steps he collapsed to the ground. He went into cardiac arrest and was given CPR and was later taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in critical condition. On the following Monday, January 9th, Hamlin was released from the ICU, and he has continued to improve since then. It was an extremely rare injury; in fact, there has only been one death in an NFL game ever.

This post was originally published on the Cardozo International & Comparative Law Review on April 19, 2023. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.