Tennessee State says linebacker Christion Abercrombie, in critical condition since he collapsed during a game on Sept. 29, has been upgraded to stable condition.
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The mother of the Tennessee State linebacker who collapsed on the sideline during a game says her son has had some body movement she calls "baby steps" as he remains in critical condition.
- Tennessee State LB upgraded to stable condition
- Mom: Tenn. St. LB has movement, 'fighting'
- Uncle: Tenn. St. LB showing daily improvement
- Mom says Tenn. St. LB still critical: 'He's fighting'
The uncle of Tennessee State linebacker Christion Abercrombie said Tuesday that Abercrombie is showing daily signs of improvement. Abercrombie underwent emergency surgery for a head injury on Saturday after collapsing on the sideline against Vanderbilt.
The mother of Christion Abercrombie says the Tennessee State linebacker remains in critical condition following emergency surgery for a head injury after he collapsed on the sideline late in the first half against Vanderbilt on Saturday.
Minnesota quarterback Demry Croft, Illinois linebacker Christion Abercrombie, Connecticut defensive back John Robinson IV and Alabama linebacker Mekhi Brown have transferred to Tennessee State and are eligible for spring practice this year.
Alabama linebacker Mekhi Brown, who was involved in a sideline incident with an assistant coach during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game, will transfer to Tennessee State.
Ex-Tennessee State player Latrelle Lee was charged with a felony for repeatedly punching an assistant coach during a game against Southeast Missouri State on Nov. 11.
Defensive end Latrelle Lee was kicked off the Tennessee State football team and then expelled after twice punching assistant coach T.J. Greenstone during Saturday's game against Southeast Missouri.
Commodores take first lead
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Vanderbilt ties Tennessee State 14-14
Kyle Shurmur passes 21 yards to Jared Pinkney to pull the Commodores even midway through the second quarter.
Tennessee State goes coast to coast
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