ATLANTA - The Injured Tennessee State University linebacker and Georgia native has been admitted to Atlanta's Shepherd's Center.
A spokesperson for the center said 20-year-old Christion Abercrombie was transferred on Wednesday from Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville brain injury treatment and rehabilitation.
Abercrombie is currently undergoing evaluation and observation. Eventually, he will move to the hospital's Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program for therapy.
The former Westlake High School standout has been in the hospital since suffering a severe head injury during a game on Sept. 29.
Abercrombie was on a ventilator but started to breathe on his own this weekend. Doctors the upgraded his status to stable.
"It just shows the power of God. This is, in my opinion, a miracle that he's being discharged after such a traumatic experience," TSU Football Coach Rod Reed said. "Thank you for all those who sent up prayers. We're looking forward to a speedy recovery."
Abercombie's parents said they are looking forward to their son's improvement at the Atlanta-area hospital.
“We truly appreciate all of the love, support and prayers from everyone,” said Staci Abercrombie, Christion’s mother. “This has given the family the strength needed to be able to care for Christion. This injury was not expected, but God has prepared us and will continue to provide us with his healing power. We know that it’s a miracle that our son is here today. All honor and glory goes to God. Please continue to pray for Christion’s full recovery.”
A GoFundMe has been created for anyone who wants to support Abercrombie's medical expenses. You can donate here.