During a Monday Night Football game, Damar Hamlin collapses on the field.

The NFL made a decision on the game that was ultimately postponed many hours after Damar Hamlin collapsed on the field, suffering cardiac arrest during the first quarter of the Monday Night Football game on January 2.

Simultaneously, Hamlin’s family issued their first statement:

“On behalf of our family, we want to convey our profound gratitude for the love and support offered to Damar during this trying time. We are very moved by the prayers, sweet thoughts, and money from fans all throughout the country,” reads the message.