NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Christion Abercrombie’s mother says he’s “moving in a positive direction and making progress” after he was injured during a Tennessee State University football game.
His mother, Staci, tweeted an update on Christion’s condition Tuesday, saying “God is working a miracle in Christion!”
Today is “Terrific Tuesday!” God is working a miracle in Christion! He is moving in a positive direction and making progress. Christion is so strong. He squeezed my hand so hard, my knuckles were popping. Giving God all the glory in this. Keep praying. #ChristionStrong— Staci Abercrombie (@smabercrombie) October 9, 2018
The Tigers player collapsed on the sideline during the TSU-Vanderbilt game on September 29.
Doctors and family have not gone into detail about Abercrombie's injury, but said it was “rare.”
Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason visited Christion and said that he is making progress and “counted to four with his fingers," on Tuesday.
A GoFundMe has been set up with a goal of $250,000. The football team sent out this tweet about its GoFundMe:
"Here is the only NCAA approved GoFundMe set up to assist with the support of Christion Abercrombie & his family. Per @NCAA legislation, Tennessee St is the only entity permitted to solicit funds for the student-athlete & his family."