Former NFL star Peyton Hillis is reportedly in intensive care after saving his children from drowning.
A member of the family said Thursday that his well being is enhancing after the accident in Pensacola, Florida however that he is nonetheless unconscious. Peyton’s children are reportedly secure.
“I simply wished to let everybody know on Razorback Nation that Peyton is doing better,” Peyton’s uncle, Greg Hillis wrote on his Fb web page.
“He is nonetheless in intensive care and having some issues together with his kidneys and his lungs however the docs say he’s enhancing.”
“I simply wished to move off any rumors which may be began,” Greg continued. “I am certain he would need everybody to know that he appreciates all the prayers thrown up on his behalf!!!”
Fox 24 anchor Alyssa Orange, who covers the Razorbacks, reported that Hillis, 36, was helicoptered to the hospital after the reported seashore tragedy.
“He remains unconscious in the ICU,” she wrote Thursday on her Twitter web page after an preliminary share from Greg Hillis. “Household asks to please pray for him and a speedy restoration.”
The previous operating again performed within the NFL from 2008-2014 with the Denver Broncos, Cleveland Browns, Kansas Metropolis Chiefs and New York Giants. He additionally graced the duvet of the Madden ’12 online game and has since taken up appearing.
Hillis is reported to be presently courting actress Angela Cole, his co-star from the indie thriller The Looking, and shares two youngsters together with his ex-wife Amanda Hillis.
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Followers have flooded the ex-baller’s Instagram web page with prayers, hearts and general properly needs.
“Praying for you large dawg, you probably did what any father would do… get properly quickly,” one fan wrote.
“Praying for you and your loved ones,” one other follower commented. “Try to be proud … your children are secure 🙌”
In an Instagram put up from final yr, Hillis is proven playing a football video game with his 9-year-old son.
“You possibly can take the person out of the sport… however you possibly can’t take the sport out of the person,” the dad-of-two wrote. “Grateful to know I can nonetheless kick any individual’s a** in soccer… even whether it is my 9 yr outdated son.”
Nonetheless carefully following the game, the Arkansas native got here out with a podcast known as In the Backfield, utilizing his knowledgeable information of the game for commentary. Admitting that his favourite staff is the Cleveland Browns, who he performed for “within the backfield” from 2010-2011, Hillis informed WKYC Channel 3 in 2020 about his love for the franchise and what it feels like “to be a Brown.”
“The Browns sum me up as an individual. I really like that they’re old skool,” he stated, noting he loved dwelling in Cleveland. “Every little thing about them is the epitome of who I’m. There’s one thing about being a Brown that simply envelops your soul, it makes you are feeling like you might be liked. It is the perfect remedy session you may ever be in.”
PEOPLE has reached out to all events for affirmation and updates on the tragedy.