NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State linebacker Christion Abercrombie will be transferred to an Atlanta facility as he continues his recovery from a serious head injury.
School officials tweeted Tuesday that Abercrombie will be transported to the Shepherd Center, a hospital that specializes in treating and rehabilitating patients with brain injuries. Abercrombie is in stable condition.
Abercrombie, who will be discharged on Wednesday, has been in the neurological intensive care unit at Vanderbilt University Medical Center since Sept. 29. Abercrombie went to the sideline during the first half of the Tigers’ loss to Vanderbilt, told trainers he had a headache, then required oxygen. He was taken to the hospital for emergency surgery.
The linebacker redshirted at Illinois in 2016 and played 11 games in 2017 before transferring to Tennessee State.