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."