The family of injured Templeton High School football player Isaac Lindsey issued the following statement Monday afternoon:
“Our family is in awe of the incredible love and support that our wonderful community has provided. So many have reached out in ways that we never expected nor could ever repay.
“At this time Isaac is in a medically induced coma in the Intensive Care Unit at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center so that that he can rest comfortably with no distractions or disruptions.
“This initial period is the most crucial in his recovery. The most important thing we ask is that you continue to have good thoughts and send your prayers for Isaac’s full and speedy recovery. The doctors and nurses at Sierra Vista have given us cause for optimism.
“Isaac is not able to have visitors at this time. However, he will need your full support once he is released from the hospital. Thank you again to the hundreds of people who have started fundraisers and participated in bringing the community together and for the outpouring of love.
We do appreciate everyone’s understanding in respecting our family’s privacy at this critical time in Isaac’s journey.”
Injured Templeton High School football player Isaac Lindsey remains in critical condition this morning.
Ron Yukelson, spokesman for Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, said the family is requesting privacy during the crisis. He has asked the family to release a statement.
Lindsey, 16, suffered a head injury in Friday night’s game against San Luis Obispo High School, although it is unclear exactly what caused the injury.
Kari Fisher-Gibson, Templeton High School principal, said the school is making grief counselors available for students today.
“It is an emotional situation here for the students because they all know Isaac and the Lindsey family,” she said. “If a student needs a timeout or time with a counselor, we will honor that.”