Tennessee State player eats first meal by mouth since brain injury


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — A Tennessee State University football player ate his first meal by mouth since being injured during a game in Nashville.

Chirstion Abercrombie was hospitalized from a "rare" brain condition following the game against Vanderbilt on Sept. 29. He's now in stable condition at an Atlanta rehab facility.

Christion's mom Staci said Wednesday was a "remarkable day" as the player ate his first meal by mouth since the game.

"God is moving my son's life," Staci tweeted.

Christion was rushed to emergency surgery after suffering an unknown injury during the September game. His family was watching from the stands and says they didn't even see anything out of the ordinary happen, but they were flagged down on the field by a friend. Doctors would not disclose if Christion's injury was the result of the game.

Abercrombie has showed vast improvements, according to his mother Staci, and began breathing on his own last month. He's currently at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta. It specializes in brain injury rehabilitation and is among the best in the nation.

"We are so grateful for all of the support and prayers. Waiting patiently on a full recovery in Jesus name. We see the miracle in the making," Staci tweeted.

Doctors say his condition is rare, although they haven't disclosed the exact injury.

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