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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) -- The Tennessee State University football player who was injured during a game last month is now in stable condition, according to team officials.

TSU Linebacker Christion Abercrombie was injured during a game on Sept. 29 and had been in critical condition ever since, even after undergoing emergency surgery. 

The team said in a tweet  Sunday, Abercrombie was taken off a ventilator and has been breathing on his own for more than 24 hours. 

Earlier this week, Staci Abercrombie said her son is "moving in a positive direction and making progress."

In a tweet Tuesday, she said Christion Abercrombie squeezed her hand so hard that her "knuckles were popping."

Staci Abercrombie is asking for continued prayers as her son recovers from his injuries.

Linebacker Christion Abercrombie was injured during a routine play in the first half of the game against Vanderbilt on Sept. 29. He made it to the sideline and complained of a headache, then collapsed. He later underwent emergency brain surgery.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help their family with medical expenses. Click here to donate.

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