The family of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin released a statement Tuesday expressing their «sincere gratitude» for the outpouring of support that followed a terrifying scene in Cincinnati Monday that left Hamlin in critical condition.

Hamlin’s family asked for continued prayers and support in his message as he thanked the thousands of fans who donated nearly $4 million to his charitable fund.

«On behalf of our family, we want to express our sincere gratitude for the love and support shown to Damar during this difficult time. We are deeply touched by the prayers, kind words and donations from fans across the country,» the statement read. release. .

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