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'Cause for optimism' says family of hospitalized Templeton High football player

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Isaac Lindsey, a junior at Templeton High, was in a medically induced coma Monday afternoon, according to a statement released by family members. 

Lindsey has been in the Intensive Care Unit at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center ever since Friday night's football game against San Luis Obispo High. The family said he is resting comfortably with "no distractions or disruptions" during this initial period—the most critical in his recovery, his family said.

The Templeton community expressed signs of support in the days following the injury. The hillside letter 'T' in Templeton was turned into the letter 'I' for Isaac, city fire fighters temporarily put his football jersey number 32 on the door of a fire engine, and a GoFundMe page set up over the weekend to help pay for hospital costs was approaching $70,000 Monday evening.

"Our family is in awe of the incredible love and support that our wonderful community has provided," the statement said. "So many have reached out in ways that we never expected nor could ever repay."

The family said the doctors and nurses at Sierra Vista have given them "cause for optimism."