Update On College Football Player Transported To Hospital Tonight

first_imgA general view of Vanderbilt's football field.NASHVILLE, TN – SEPTEMBER 17: A general view of the game between the Vanderbilt Commodores and the Ole Miss Rebels at Vanderbilt Stadium on September 17, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)A Tennessee State football player had to be transported to the hospital with a “serious head injury” during tonight’s game against Vanderbilt. Here’s an update on his status.Christion Abercrombie, a linebacker for Tennessee State, had to have emergency head surgery and was given oxygen on the field.The linebacker was reportedly unresponsive at the hospital.AL.com had more:“The last I heard he was in surgery. We’ve been praying for him,” Tennessee State coach Rod Reed told The Tennessean. “I’m going to leave here and go there to see about him.”According to reports, Abercrombie was administered oxygen on the sideline before being moved by stretcher.Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason brought up Abercrombie’s injury in the postgame.“At the end of the day, I’m a football coach coaching a team and coaching a game, but football’s what we do, not who we are,” Mason said. “I know what it is to be a coach. I know what it is to have a player who’s injured. At the end of the day, when serious injuries happen, football becomes secondary.”Our thoughts are with Christion and his family. Hopefully he can make a full recovery.last_img read more