Injured college football player from Atlanta moved to Shepherd Center for treatment

Injured college football player from Atlanta moved to Shepherd Center for treatment

Christion Abercrombie, LB for Tennessee State University

ATLANTA — A Tennessee State University player who was injured during a game last month continues to make significant progress.

Channel 2 Action News has learned linebacker Christion Abercrombie was discharged from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and transferred to the Shepherd Center as he continues his recovery from a serious head injury.

His mother tweeted this photo thanking doctors and staff in Tennesse.

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The Shepherd Center in Atlanta specializes in treating and rehabilitating patients with brain injuries. It is a top ten rehabilitation center in the country.

School officials tweeted the update Tuesday. Abercrombie is in stable condition.

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Abercrombie, who was 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 .