Tennessee State player has emergency surgery after head injury at college football game

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Hearts are heavy in Nashville, Tennessee, after a Georgia native suffered a head injury in the second quarter during the Tennessee State vs. Vanderbilt football game Saturday afternoon.

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TSU Tigers middle linebacker Christion Abercrombie, who remains in critical condition, was taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center to undergo emergency surgery.

Players from Tennessee State University and Vanderbilt University gathered at midfield when Saturday's game was over to pray for the sophomore, according to the Tennessean.

Abercombie transferred to TSU from Illinois, according to the TSU Tigers official website.

Tennessee State Football released the following statement:

He graduated from Westlake High School in Atlanta in 2016. Abercombie helped lead WHS to a 10-3 record in 2015 and earned the title of Defensive Player of the Year for Georgia Region 3 (AAAAAA).

– Visit WSBTV.com for the latest on this developing story.

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