Jaguars RG Brandon Scherff shares thoughts on Damar Hamlin
The football world stopped on Monday Night Football when Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin collided with Cincinnati Bengals wide receivers Tee Higgens. The game had to be stopped (and eventually suspended) and Hamlin was taken to the hospital. Jacksonville Jaguars offensive guard Brandon Scherff met with the local media Monday and shared his thoughts about the scary situation.
“We were playing a few games in my house and all of the sudden, we saw the ambulance go on the field”, Scherff said. “You know it’s bad when the ambulance comes on the field, so we’re just praying for him and hopefully makes a speedy recovery. Our thoughts are with him and all we can do is pray for him right now”.
Scherff says that Hamlin’s condition and his recovery should be the only concern at this moment.
“Right now what’s important is pray for him and just worry about him and do anything we can do for him to pray for him and wish him the best and hopes he makes a speedy recovery”.
Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest after colliding with Higgins, per the Bills’ official Twitter account. “His heartbeat was restored on the field and he was transferred to the UC Medica Center for further testing and treatment”. Here’s a message the Jaguars posted on social media sharing their support.
The Jaguars, NFL player and coaches are concerned for Damar Hamlin
This is a sensitive time, one in which is better to avoid speculation and rumors. But one thing is clear, the support for Hamlin has been overwhelming. Besides a few horrible takes by talking heads that have a history of making out landings comments for attention, players, the media, and fans have been following the news closely and looking for any positive updates.
Despite the fact that Scherff wasn’t on the field, he shares everyone’s concern because he too plays the same game. It’s easy to forget that football players are one injury away from suffering life-changing events. Sure, they’re aware of the risks of playing a collision sport and willingly sign up for it but that doesn’t make it any less disheartening when incidents like Hamlin’s occur.
There’s a good chance Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson, just like his peers, will talk to the team about it. Similarly, Scherff won’t be the only player that will be asked about Hamlin because even though they play for different organizations, they share a bond.
This is a fluid situation and nobody will know how things will play out for quite some time. One thing is certain though, Scherff, like every other player around the league, wishes Hamlin gets well.