TSU football player Christion Abercrombie continues to make ‘miraculous’ progress

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – Tennessee State University football player Christion Abercrombie continues to be an inspiration.

Christion and his mother, Staci, at recent church service. (Submitted photo)

The linebacker suffered a severe head injury in a game against Vanderbilt University on Sept. 29. But since then, he has made a miraculous recovery, and is now at home.

In October, Abercrombie was transferred from Vanderbilt University Medical Center to the Shepherd Center, a rehabilitation facility in Atlanta. He was released about two weeks ago, according to TSU athletic officials.

On Dec. 16, Abercrombie went home for a little while to watch NFL games with his family. A few days later, he attended a special day in his honor at his alma mater, Westlake High in Atlanta, according to media reports.

At that event, Abercrombie’s mother, Staci, asked for continued prayer for her son, whom she called a “miracle.”

“We are very grateful for each and every one of you,” she said. “Because of God and your prayers, our son is here today. He is a miracle. This is a journey and it’s not over, but we’re very grateful to God for what he’s already done and for what He is going to continue to do.”

Now, Abercrombie is home for good. He recently attended a service at his church.

Said a recent Tweet featuring Abercrombie and members of his family: “Prayer changes things!”

A GoFundMe has been set up to help Christion and his family. To donate, visit www.gofundme.com/tennessee-state-univ-athletics-dept.


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