Tennessee State LB Christion Abercrombie was given oxygen on the sideline and then rushed to Vanderbilt Medical Center after he reportedly needed to stop on his way to the locker room with trainers.

Chris Harris of WSMV reported that Abercrombie was out of surgery, but details were unknown following a head injury during Saturday’s game at Vanderbilt.

The Tennessean reported that coach Rod Reed was set to visit the Atlanta native at the hospital as everyone around Abercrombie searched for answers to what caused his collapse.  He was administered oxygen on the sideline before being taken away on a stretcher.

Abercrombie is breathing but not responding, Dari Nowkhah said on the SEC Network. Nowkhah added that the SEC Network had a reporter at the hospital.

Players from both teams gathered at midfield as soon as the game ended to pray for Tigers’ middle linebacker Christion Abercrombie.

“The last I heard he was in surgery; we’ve been praying for him,” Reed said after the game.

Reed was unsure about exactly when Abercrombie was injured.

“It was right before the half,” Reed said. “He came to the sideline and just kind of collapsed there.”

Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason addressed Abercrombie’s injury at the start of his post-game press conference.

“At the end of the day, I’m a football coach coaching a team and coaching a game, but football’s what we do, not who we are,” Mason said. “I know what it is to be a coach. I know what it is to have a player who’s injured. At the end of the day, when serious injuries happen, football becomes secondary.”

Medical updates continued throughout Saturday night: