NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee State University linebacker severely injured during a game last month will be discharged from the hospital and sent back to Atlanta for rehabilitation.
Atlanta native Christion Abercrombie will be released from Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville Wednesday and will be brought back to Atlanta for treatment at the Shephard Center.
"It just shows the power of God. This is, in my opinion, a miracle that he's being discharged after such a traumatic experience. Thank you for all those who sent up prayers. We're looking forward to a speedy recovery," TSU Football Coach Rod Reed.
The former Westlake High School standout has been in the hospital since suffering a severe head injury during a game on Sept. 29.
"We thank everyone for their love, support, and prayers... Keep praying," said Stacy, Abercrombie, mother of Christion Abercrombie.
Abercrombie was on a ventilator but started to breathe on his own this weekend. Doctors the upgraded his status to stable.