There is some promising news regarding freshman Harvard football player Ben Abercrombie.
According to Abercrombie’s father, the cornerback, who suffered a serious neck injury in a game on Sept. 16, is beginning to regain feeling in his arms and legs.
While Abercrombie still has a long way to go with his recovery, he is making major strides. Abercrombie is working to transition to breathing without assistance.
His father, Marty, wrote:
Ben’s lungs have continued to improve even though he is still battling some congestion. The PT staff here had him sitting in a specialized chair today for over an hour! The respiratory staff performed some breathing therapy while he was sitting up and it helped to clear out a lot of congestion. With clearer lungs, Ben has started the weaning process from the ventilator and has done well. Ben is also regaining some feeling in his arms and legs. Praise God! We ask everyone to keep praying that Ben makes a successful transition to breathing without assistance and then we will shift focus to the paralysis.
Abercrombie underwent emergency cervical surgery immediately after suffering the injury and is recovering in the critical care unit at Rhode Island Hospital.