Surgery lasted just over three hours for Walker at Tulsa’s St. Francis hospital. Doctors were attempting to stabilize Walker’s spine after he was injured late in the first half of the Tulane at the University of Tulsa football game at H.A. Chapman Stadium Saturday afternoon. Walker went down after he collided with a teammate as they were tackling Tulsa’s Willie Carter. The Tulane training staff immediately rushed to the fallen player and was joined by doctors and trainers from the Tulsa staff as well.
Doctors say Walker will remain in intensive care for at least a few days and confirm it’s too early to tell the complete extent of the injuries and how Devon will recover.
The play Walker was injured on didn’t look devastating. Click here to listen to the play by play on the University of Tulsa radio network with Bruce Howard and Rick Couri.
Walker stopped breathing at one point and CPR was performed. An Automated External Defibrillator was also seen being prepared but it’s unclear if it was ever used.
The University of Tulsa says they have had numerous requests from boosters and fans as to how they can help Walker and his family. The school sent out this statement Sunday afternoon
“The University of Tulsa has been in constant communication with Tulane University officials in an effort to assist them and the Walker family during this extremely difficult time. On Monday, the university will make an announcement detailing where friends and fans may contribute financial and in-kind gifts for Devon and his family.”
KRMG will bring you more information when that announcement is made.