Kirby Smart continues to hold yoga sessions during the media viewing portion of practice, but earlier this week he had the team chaplain come in to make sure the team was psychologically stable after the serious cardiac arrest incident that occurred during the Monday night NFL game between Buffalo and Cincinnati.

More yoga at Georgia practice, chaplain and prayer after NFL player cardiac arrest incident

LOS ANGELES — Kirby Smart is making sure his Georgia football team is prepared mentally and emotionally as well as physically.

The Bulldogs head coach had his team put through a yoga workout at the conclusion of practice on Saturday leading up to the CFP Championship Game on Monday night.

The team practiced at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, site of the game between Georgia and TCU which kicks off at 7:30 p.m.

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Smart revealed earlier Saturday during the Bulldogs’ media day at the Los Angeles Convention Center that he had allotted time earlier in the week to address the serious injury NFL player Damar Hamlin suffered on Monday night.

“The very next morning, first thing we did is we brought in a mental health specialist, we brought in an athletic trainer, we brought in a team chaplain, and we prayed,” Smart said. “We also addressed it from a mental health standpoint.

“And then Ron (Courson) educated players on exactly what happened and how rare, but it can happen and you have to have people in place to save lives.”

Smart said Courson contacted him the night of the incident and told him it needed to be addressed with the team, and the Georgia head coach understood.

“I have children who play sports,” Smart said. “That injury happens actually in hockey and baseball probably more often than football, but it scares me.”

Hamlin remains in critical condition while continuing to breathe on his own, per the latest update.

‘They did a great job there, the Buffalo organization, to save his life,” Smart said.

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