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Von Dumbass
09-08-2012, 01:43 PM
Please pray for #Tulane safety Devon Walker, who suffered a major injury on a head-to-head collision. He's at a local hospital now. #Tulsa

According to a TU trainer, Walker suffered a broken neck & collapsed lung. He had to be revived on-field, & a tracheotomy was performed.

Update from #Tulane team Dr. Buddy Savoie: Walker suffered a cervical spine fracture, and is expected to undergo surgery in the next 2 days.

https://mobile.twitter.com/JohnMossTV

Inmem58
09-08-2012, 01:51 PM
Sad shit.

BryanBusby
09-08-2012, 01:51 PM
jesus christ

HoneyBadger
09-08-2012, 01:58 PM
Terrible.

Rain Man
09-08-2012, 02:11 PM
That's terrible. Hopefully it didn't damage his spinal cord.

Flachief58
09-08-2012, 02:12 PM
Damn, hope the kids going to be ok

Cephalic Trauma
09-08-2012, 02:14 PM
That's terrible. Hopefully it didn't damage his spinal cord.

It likely did. The question now is to what extent.

BoneKrusher
09-08-2012, 02:15 PM
Prayers for Devon.

Von Dumbass
09-08-2012, 02:18 PM
Update from #Tulane team Dr. Buddy Savoie: Walker suffered a cervical spine fracture, and is expected to undergo surgery in the next 2 days.

https://mobile.twitter.com/JohnMossTV

mlyonsd
09-08-2012, 02:20 PM
Thoughts and prayers.

-King-
09-08-2012, 02:55 PM
Man, that's fucking sad. Damn.

Fritz88
09-08-2012, 02:57 PM
Wow, dark side of football.

Ace Gunner
09-08-2012, 02:58 PM
wow, hope he pulls through.

CoMoChief
09-08-2012, 02:59 PM
Damn.....and I thought the safety from Florida got ktfo in the TXAM game.

Ace Gunner
09-08-2012, 03:00 PM
http://i.usatoday.net/communitymanager/_photos/campus-rivalry/2012/09/08/tulanetulsawalkerx-large.jpg

Ace Gunner
09-08-2012, 03:01 PM
"Tulsa was leading 35-3 and facing a fourth-and-2 with the ball at the 33-yard line when the Golden Hurricane called timeout. Tulane then called timeout.

When play resumed, Tulsa quarterback Cody Green tossed a short pass to Willie Carter, who caught it at about the 28, and turned upfield. He was tackled around the 18-yard line, with defensive tackle Julius Warmsley and Walker sandwiching him and apparently smashing the crowns of their helmets into each other."

Ace Gunner
09-08-2012, 03:05 PM
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Ace Gunner
09-08-2012, 03:06 PM
"walking off the field" ????

tredadda
09-08-2012, 03:11 PM
Wow! I hope he ends up being alright.

Aries Walker
09-08-2012, 03:11 PM
That's a scary collision. It reminds me of Dennis Byrd.

DaFace
09-08-2012, 03:12 PM
Holy fuck balls...hope he ends up being OK. :(

Buehler445
09-08-2012, 04:02 PM
Damn. Prayers.

mikey23545
09-08-2012, 04:13 PM
Hope the kid comes out OK...

ChiefRocka
09-08-2012, 04:46 PM
an injury away from working at Payless with Palko... cant blame these guys for chasing those pictures of dead presidents.

this was obviously much more serious, hope the kid is alright.

mlyonsd
09-09-2012, 09:29 AM
Update:

"(T)he reality is you don't know for 24 to 48 hours," Stewart said. "It doesn't matter how they present. You do that 24-48 hours before you really know what is going on. That's what I told the guys is what we know is that we don't know and anyone who comes out and tells you that they do know they don't know. The reality of where we are right now is saying our prayers and sitting and waiting."

Stewart also said Walker did not have a collapsed long and a tracheotomy was not performed on the field, contrary to earlier reports. Stewart did say that CPR was performed "as a precaution."

"(H)e was communicating with us pretty much the whole time and it's like as I was sitting there and talking him through everything that was going on," Stewart said. "They put the collar on him so he can't look around to see what is going on. It's scary for him too so I was sitting there in his ear telling him what was happening and what was taking place."

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/campusrivalry/post/2012/09/tulane-player-given-cpr/1#.UEy0zrKPXYQ

Simplicity
09-09-2012, 09:35 AM
http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17yhzjuyd9tdxjpg/original.jpg

beach tribe
09-09-2012, 09:56 AM
Damn. Really sad to hear this.

Bump
09-09-2012, 10:01 AM
sad stuff. That's the biggest fear for any football player and his family. Hope he can recover and live a good life.