Abercrombies staying positive despite recent setback

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A paralyzed former Hoover football player is recovering from a recent infection that kept him in the hospital several days.

Ben Abercrombie was released from UAB Hospital Tuesday after a battle with pneumonia. He was admitted last Thursday after doctors discovered he had pneumonia during a visit about an infection. Abercrombie’s father, Marty, posted on CaringBridge Wednesday that Ben is back at home taking antibiotics to continue fighting the infection.

Abercrombie suffered a spinal cord injury during a Harvard football game last fall. He’s been paralyzed since, but has shows signs of progress recently while recovering at UAB Spain Rehab. Marty Abercrombie wrote in his CaringBridge post that they’ll have to put rehab on hold for the time being.

Marty Abercrombie said Ben planned to enjoy yesterday’s sunny weather and looks forward to resuming rehab soon. 

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