updated 10/17/2010 AT 11:00 AM ET
•originally published 10/17/2010 AT 12:00 PM ET
According to ESPN, the athlete’s mother, Barbara, sent a text message to his friend Tim “Fuzzy” Hall, and reported that Lavin was able to move his hands on Saturday.
“Neuro came and spoke to T.J.,” she wrote in the text message. “He moved his hands around and he gave the docs a thumbs up. He is not conscious. He’s back on sedation to rest and minimize brain swelling.”