NASHVILLE (WSMV) - An injured TSU football player continues making strides in his recovery.

Christion Abercrombie's mother tweeted about a "remarkable day" late Tuesday evening, saying Christion ate his first meal by mouth since September 29.

It was on that day that Abercrombie collapsed in the middle of a game against Vanderbilt. He had been battling a life-threatening brain injury ever since.

Abercrombie is still recovering at a hospital in Atlanta that specializes in treating brain injuries.



ORIGINAL STORY from October 14, 2018:

christion abercrombie web.png

LB Christion Abercrombie

NASHVILLE (WSMV) - The Tennessee State University football player who was injured during a game last month is now in stable condition, according to team officials.

TSU Linebacker Christion Abercrombie was injured during a game on Sept. 29 and had been in critical condition ever since, even after undergoing emergency surgery. 

The team said in a tweet  Sunday, Abercrombie was taken off a ventilator and has been breathing on his own for more than 24 hours. 

Earlier this week, Staci Abercrombie said her son is "moving in a positive direction and making progress."

In a tweet Tuesday, she said Christion Abercrombie squeezed her hand so hard that her "knuckles were popping."

Staci Abercrombie is asking for continued prayers as her son recovers from his injuries.

Linebacker Christion Abercrombie was injured during a routine play in the first half of the game against Vanderbilt on Sept. 29. He made it to the sideline and complained of a headache, then collapsed. He later underwent emergency brain surgery.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help their family with medical expenses. Click here to donate.

Copyright 2018 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Multimedia Producer

Multimedia Producer

Joey is an award-winning multimedia producer from Augusta, GA and alumnus of the University of South Carolina-Aiken. He's happy to be Working 4 You and telling the stories of middle Tennessee on WSMV.com!

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.