Shawne Merriman Says Damar Hamlin’s Harm ‘Wakeup Name’ To Risks Of Soccer
Shawne Merriman was one of the vital violent defensive gamers of his technology, however was admittedly shaken up after watching Damar Hamlin‘s coronary heart cease on the sector … an incident he thinks may have a significant influence on gamers throughout the league.
The previous twelfth total within the 2005 NFL Draft joined Babcock and Mojo on the “TMZ Sports activities” TV present (airs weekdays on FS1) … the place we requested Merriman how the traumatizing incident will have an effect on the Payments gamers as they try and make a run within the playoffs.
“It’ll be taking part in within the minds of loads of them. It was a wake-up name for lots of people on simply the chances of how violent this recreation could possibly be,” Shawne stated.
“I feel soccer is the best sport on this planet however we additionally perceive that there is some heavy threat in that.”
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Shawne additionally stated the incident might present followers that gamers are people … not superheroes or machines.
“I feel additionally it introduced a human facet. Lots of these gamers actually get checked out as superhuman. This can be a human on the bottom that might presumably be combating for his life.”
Shawne does not consider the incident may have any long-lasting impacts on the league, however it’s not one thing gamers will overlook, and it has Merriman feeling grateful that he left the sport in a single piece.
“It was the very first thing on my thoughts once I wakened this morning and the way lucky I used to be to truly stroll away from the sport the way in which I did on the up and up.”
We additionally talked to doctor and web star, Dr. Mike, about what Hamlin’s highway to restoration might seem like, and whether or not he might ever safely return to a soccer subject once more.