Greenwood's family issues statement

A lot of you have sent emails and tweets asking about former Iowa safety Brett Greenwood, who remains hospitalized in a medically-induced coma after collapsing during a workout Sept. 9.

Iowa is asking fans to participate in a "green-out" for Saturday's game against Louisiana-Monroe as a tribute to Greenwood.

Greenwood's parents, Michele and Dave, issued a statement today through Iowa's sports information department.

Here it is:

"During this very difficult time for our family, we have been overwhelmed by the tremendous outpouring of support we have received from family, friends, the community and the Hawkeye Nation. It means a great deal to us to have so many people reaching out to us and telling us that they are praying for Brett. Brett continues to fight and to make improvements. We would ask that you continue to keep Brett in your thoughts and prayers, now more than ever. We also appreciate everyone respecting our family's privacy at this time."

It's good to hear Greenwood is making progress. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers during his recovery.