TSU football player injured during game in critical condition after surgery

    Christion Abercrombie (Photo courtesy TSU Tigers)<br>

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A Tennessee State University football player remains in critical condition on Sunday after being injured in Saturday's game.

    Linebacker Christion Abercrombie is in critical condition after being injured during today's home game versus Vanderbilt University. , according to Jose Garcia, Tennessee State Athletic Media Relations. He underwent surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

    TSU Head Football Coach Rod Reed said Sunday, “My thoughts and prayers are with Christion and his family. He’s fighting, and we just need to keep him uplifted with prayers.”

    Garcia declined to elaborate on the injury at this time. Abercrombie played through the end of the second quarter, but did not return to the game after halftime.

    Christion's mom, Staci Abercrombie said Sunday, “Christion is resting. He’s fighting. We’re trusting God and please continue to pray.”

    Abercrombie is from Atlanta and last year played for Illinois, making 11 tackles in 11 games, according to TSU Tigers football roster.

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