Tulsa, Okla. - The University of Tulsa game against Tulane came to stop on the final play of the first half when Tulane’s Devon Walker was seriously injured.
ESPN, citing a Tulane trainer, reports that Walker suffered a broken neck and collapsed lung. Walker was reported to have been given a tracheotomy on the field.
KRMG News has learned that Walker is in the ER at Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa.
Walker was attempting to tackle Tulsa’s Willie Carter near the Tulane 20 yard line and as the play ended, Walker went down on his back.
Tulane trainers and medical personnel rocketed onto the field immediately when Walker went down and began treating the senior safety.
Very quickly Tulsa trainers and doctors were on the scene as well as the situation quickly deteriorated.
At one point CPR was performed on Walker and an Automated External Defibrillator was seen as well although it’s not known if was used.
Two EMSA ambulances responded to the field as well as a Tulsa Fire Department vehicle before Walker was secured and taken to a Tulsa hospital.