Madden NFL 23 developer EA Sports says it will remove the CPR touchdown celebrations from the game given Damar Hamlin’s recent minor injury. Hamlin, a sophomore security guard with the Buffalo Bills, suffered an on-field cardiac arrest Jan. 2 during a Monday night football game between the Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals. After a routine tackle by Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins, Hamlin fell to the ground. In the incident, the Bills’ medical team performed CPR on Hamlin, and an ambulance eventually transported him from the field to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for critical care.
Not quite home yet🏡🏾. Do and still pass a series of tests. Special thanks to Buffalo General, it’s been nothing but love since arrival! Please keep me in your prayers! #3strong
— 𝐃𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐫 𝐇𝐚𝐦𝐥𝐢𝐧 (@HamlinIsland) January 10, 2023
“EA Sports is taking steps to remove the celebration from Madden NFL 23 via an update in the coming days,” a spokesman for the studio said . Incidentally, the announcement comes just days after Pittsburg Steelers linebacker Alex Highsmith attended one in his team’s Sunday win over the Cleveland Browns. The incident raised more than a few eyebrows . “I just don’t want people to think of me like that and think I’ve done anything,” Highsmith said after the game . “Because I would never, ever, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, ever do that again.” On Tuesday, Hamlin shared an update on his recovery. that he was at Buffalo General Hospital and had a series of tests to make sure his heart was fine.
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