Abercrombie is in critical condition after sustaining a head injury during Tennessee State's game vs. Vanderbilt.
Tennessee State linebacker Christion Abercrombie is in critical condition after undergoing emergency surgery on Saturday, the university confirmed.
Abercrombie was rushed to Vanderbilt Medical Center for surgery after collapsing during Tennessee State's game against the Commodores. The university is still trying to figure out what caused the injury, reports Chris Harris of WSMV.
The linebacker suffered a head injury in the second quarter. Tennessee State head coach Rod Reed told The Tennessean that Abercrombie collapsed on the sideline shortly before halftime.
Abercrombie was given oxygen on the sidelines before being carried away on a stretcher, according to The Tennessean.
Reed provided an update on Abercrombie's state on Sunday morning, noting the linebacker "remains in critical condition."
.@tsu_football head coach Rod Reed says today on his radio show that LB Christion Abercrombie remains in critical condition. Reed says Abercrombie is fighting and needs your prayers.— Chris Harris (@ChrisHarrisWSMV) September 30, 2018
Reed adds that some VU personnel, including AD David Williams came by hospital to check on him
As a sophomore transfer from Illinois, Abercrombie entered Saturday's game with 13 tackles and 1.5 sacks. He recorded five tackles and a quarterback hurry in Tennessee State's 31–27 loss to Vanderbilt in Nashville on Saturday.