The initial outlook for Tennessee State’s Christion Abercrombie wasn’t good.

After collapsing on his way to the locker room after sustaining a hard hit during the Sept. 29 game at Vanderbilt, Abercrombie was rushed into emergency surgery to reduce swelling in his brain. He remained unresponsive following the procedure, and it looked like a long path to recovery was in store for him and his family.

But Abercrombie appears to be taking big strides in that direction every day. His mother tweeted on Tuesday that Abercrombie is “making progress” and has already regained a surprising amount of strength.

News this positive is wonderful considering how dire things seemed in the immediate aftermath of Abercrombie’s injury. We wish his family the best and hope he continues his speedy recovery.