Tennessee State LB Christion Abercrombie continues to make a remarkable recovery from a life-threatening injury suffered in a game against Vanderbilt in September.
Abercrombie has been hospitalized since the incident, which led to emergency surgery, and a move from a Nashville hospital, to the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, a facility that specializes in spinal cord and brain injury rehabilitation.
This week, Abercrombie’s mother tweeted that he ate his first meal by mouth since Sept. 29, which was the day of the game against Vanderbilt.
“We are so grateful for all of the support and prayers,” she tweeted. “Waiting patiently on a full recovery in Jesus name … We see the miracle in the making!”
Abercrombie’s uncle, the TSU president and Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason have visited with and supported his recovery, offering updates as warranted. About a month ago, TSU President Glenda Glover said Abercrombie’s made small improvements each day, from immediate emergency surgery, to a second 24 hours, and now the move to Atlanta.
Tennessee State players have also honored Abercombie by carrying his uniform onto the field for pregame ceremonies, including the coin toss.
During the initial incident, Abercrombie reportedly suffered a head injury and was given oxygen on the sideline and then rushed to Vanderbilt Medical Center after he needed to stop on his way to the locker room with trainers.
Today was such a remarkable day💙❗️Christion ate his first meal by mouth since 9/29. God is moving in my son’s life. We are so grateful for all of the support and prayers. Waiting patiently on a full recovery in Jesus name 🙏❗️We see the miracle in the making! #Christionstrong
— Staci Abercrombie (@smabercrombie) November 7, 2018