Tulane Safety Devon Walker Fractures Spine


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Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Tulane safety Devon Walker suffered a fractured spine, broken neck and a collapsed lung after a head-to-head collision with a teammate, during the teams game against Tulsa Saturday.

Walker had to be given CPR on the field and later received a tracheotomy.

Tulane issued a statement Saturday night on Walker’s condition: “Devon Walker sustained a cervical spine fracture. He is at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa where he is in stable condition. Currently, he is in traction with a lot of swelling in his neck and he is undergoing treatment for the swelling. The current plan is for him to have surgery in the next one to two days. He is being treated by specialists. The Tulsa physicians did a great job taking care of Devon.”

Walker, a senior, majors in molecular and cell biology.

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