Indiana's News Center has an item—Austin Hatch Still in a Coma but Sources Are Optimistic—that includes a statement from the Hatch family:
Munson Medical Center released the following statement on behalf of the Hatch family spokesperson:
“Austin remains in critical condition but is recovering. We ask that everyone respect our family’s privacy during this time of grief. We appreciate the prayers, concerns, and outpouring of sympathy. Expressions of support for Austin and the family may be directed to www.caringbridge.org/visit/AustinHatch.”
There is additional optimistic news in the article:
Sources say Austin's still in the medically induced coma doctor’s put him in after the plane crash. They say doctors are waiting on results of a CT Scan.
But sources tell us they have observed movement in all four of Austin’s extremities and they feel it's a positive sign.
. . .
"I'm sure he will be in a coma for a few more days as they continue to work on him. But they think he's out of the woods. They didn't know initially if he was going to make it but I think he will make it now and we're praising God for that," said [Blackhawk Teaching Pastor Steve] Webster.
PLEASE NOTE: As I mentioned in the earlier thread, from what Sam Webb and Ira Weintraub said on WTKA this morning, Michigan fans need to be careful about reaching out to Austin—perhaps even through that web page the family has set up. For example, if you wanted to send a card to him, they said you should be careful not to indicate any connection to Michigan, such as saying "looking forward to seeing you in Ann Arbor" or something like that. Even saying something like "Go Blue!" might be problematic. As I recall from the show, Ira had talked to Tom Wywrot at U-M, who had gotten some clarification on this issue from the NCAA. If anyone has heard anything further on what is and is not allowed, please post it here, and I'll be glad to revise this.