American football player Damar Hamlin, who suffered a heart attack during an NFL game, remains in the intensive care unit in critical condition, his team said.
The Buffalo Bills tweeted: “Damar Hamlin spent last night in ICU and remains in critical condition today at UC Medical Center.
“We are grateful and grateful for the overwhelming support we have received so far.”
The update comes shortly after Hamlin’s family expressed their “sincere gratitude for the love and support” they have shown him at “this challenging time” and thanked Cincinnati’s first responders and hospital staff.
“We are deeply moved by the prayers, kind words and donations from fans across the country,” they said.
Defensive back, 24, fell on the pitch He received about 10 minutes of CPR after he was injured by a tackle against the Cincinnati Bengals.
He collided with Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins during Monday night’s incident.
He then managed to stand up, appearing to adjust his helmet, before rolling backwards and lying motionless.
Beal said his heart stopped before it was “resuscitated” by medical staff on the court.
His jersey was cut off and he was reportedly put on oxygen.
“We would also like to thank the dedicated first responders and health care professionals at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for their excellent care for Damar,” the family said.
“We are lucky to be a part of and have the support of the Buffalo Bills. We would also like to thank Coach (Zach) Taylor and the Bengals for everything they have done.
“Your generosity and compassion mean so much to us. Please pray for Damar. We will post an update as soon as we receive it.”
During the incident, Higgins hit Hamlin in the chest with his right shoulder.
Hamlin then put his arms around Higgins’ shoulders and helmet and dragged him into the water.
The incident led to a surge in donations to a charity Hamlin launched two years ago to buy toys for children in need.
Donors donated around $4m (£3.3m) in less than 24 hours.
Bills players and staff prayed together on the field as an ambulance took Hamlin to the hospital.
His teammates received a standing ovation from fans, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced that the game had been postponed following the incident.