September 09, 2012

Tulane safety Devon Walker breaks neck after colliding with teammate (Video)

In one of the scarier moments of the 2012 college football season, University of Tulane safety Devon Walker needed to be revived by paramedics after suffering life-threatening injuries in a Conference USA match-up against Tulsa.

Walker sustained those injuries on the final play of the first half while attempting to tackle Tulsa running back Willie Carter.

As Devon went to tackle Carter, Tulane defensive end Julius Warmsley collided head-first with Walker sending him backwards onto the turf. After not moving for a few seconds, Walker received CPR on the field and needed to receive a tracheotomy in the ambulance to save his life:

After leaving the ambulance on a stretcher, it was determined in the hospital that Devon had suffered a broken neck and a collapsed lung from the hit. The good news is that Walker is now listed in stable condition at the emergency and trauma center in Tulsa's Saint Francis Hospital.

We here at Outside the Boxscore, wish him a speedy recovery.

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