speak out. Kelly Stafford Married to Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Staffordsent an emotional message to her fellow football significant other. Dummer HamlinCollapse in the field.
“It’s okay to not be okay,” the 32-year-old registered nurse, who has frequently spoken out about the dangerous effects of sports, wrote via Instagram on Tuesday, Jan. 3.
“To all the women who play significant others on that field… if you’re not okay, I’m with you. I’m not okay and I keep asking myself the hard questions.” She continued.”I wish someone would promise that the person we fell in love with would be the same person when we finished playing this game, but this is a promise that cannot be fulfilled.” We all know something.”
Matthew, 34, and mother of four daughters, Kelly, said: [it] It doesn’t mean it should always be strong/never broken support. It’s okay to be vulnerable and talk about it, especially with the man you love the most. ”
She ended her message with a prayer for Hamlin, 24, who had a cardiac arrest while working on a wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals. tea higgins Buffalo Bills vs. Bengals on Sunday, January 2nd. “I keep Damar up in my prayers. I keep his family, friends and teammates up in my prayers. And I wish you all the best in the future. It’s okay if it’s not okay.” “
After the Bills’ safety suffered a cardiac arrest during Sunday’s game, he received 10 minutes of CPR until “the heartbeat was restored on the field,” the Bills’ organization later said in a statement. He was transferred to the University Medical Center, where he was “currently sedated and in critical condition.”
The NFL quickly came under attack after it was announced that it was “temporarily suspended” during the incident before the game was cancelled.
Kelly has long been outspoken about his need for support and the health implications that come with it. underwent a concussion protocol.
“If you follow the NFL, we just heard Matthew has entered concussion protocol,” she wrote in November 2022 via her Instagram Story on the “Morning After” podcast. it’s to me The head is not something to be played with…and I hope that as the sport develops, so will the interest in and surrounding research into brain health. ”
The podcast host added: Worry, anger, sadness, exhaustion…everything. ”
She was also adamant about literally changing the playing field. “There should be no more turfing for the health of these players,” Kelly wrote on Instagram at the time. It makes a big difference when it hits the grass.”