EA Sports is reportedly set to remove a feature from the company’s popular “Madden NFL 23” Video game: Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hollin suffered cardiac arrest last week during a game.
TMZ Sports Learned That the company is pulling the “CPR touchdown celebration” The video game franchise.
According to a spokesperson for the company, the celebration in the end zone will be eliminated by a software update. This will most likely occur this week.
According to the report, users consider virtual celebrations now acceptable. “insensitive and crass.”
Hamlin collapsed with about six minutes left in the first quarter of last week’s Monday Night Football game against Cincinnati after he tackled Bengals receiver Tee Higgins following a 13-yard catch. Hamlin fell to the ground after the tackle.
Hamlin was given CPR in the field, and then at the hospital. He remained there for several days in critical condition.
Hamlin was discharged from the hospital Monday to fly back to Buffalo, where he continues receiving medical care.
“Headed home to Buffalo today with a lot of love on my heart,” Hamlin tweets “Watching the world come together around me on Sunday was truly an amazing feeling. The same love you all have shown me is the same love that I plan to put back into the world n more. Bigger than football!”
Dr. Timothy A. Pritts at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Dr. William Knight Provided an update on Hamlin’s condition Monday afternoon.
“We shared last time that we were with you that our ultimate goal was to get Damar back home to his amazing family and the broader Buffalo family,” Knight said. “Well, Dr. Pritts and I are thrilled and proud on behalf of UC to report to you that Damar Hamlin has been released and returned to Buffalo.”
“I traveled with him to the airport this morning with our UC Health, air care and mobile care crew, including teammates who are with us on the field when Damar Hamlin collapsed,” He went on. “He landed safely and as standard as anybody who has gone through what he’s gone through this past week, and certainly after flying on a plane, he is going to be observed and monitored to ensure that there’s no impact from the flight on his condition or on his lungs. Dr. Pritts and I have spoken extensively with his care team in Buffalo, and I can confirm that he is doing well. And this is the beginning of the next stage of his recovery.”
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