ON AIR NOW

LISTEN NOW

Weather

cloudy-day
83°
Mostly Cloudy
H 94° L 76°
  • cloudy-day
    83°
    Current Conditions
    Mostly Cloudy. H 94° L 76°
  • cloudy-day
    89°
    Afternoon
    Mostly Cloudy. H 94° L 76°
  • clear-day
    89°
    Evening
    Mostly Sunny. H 94° L 71°
LISTEN
PAUSE
ERROR

Krmg news on demand

00:00 | 00:00

LISTEN
PAUSE
ERROR

Krmg traffic on demand

00:00 | 00:00

LISTEN
PAUSE
ERROR

Krmg weather on demand

00:00 | 00:00

Local
Update: Tulane safety Devon Walker in stable condition after surgery for fractured spine
Close

Update: Tulane safety Devon Walker in stable condition after surgery for fractured spine

Update: Tulane safety Devon Walker in stable condition after surgery for fractured spine
Photo Credit: Chris Kaiser
(Photo) Injured player at TU game

Update: Tulane safety Devon Walker in stable condition after surgery for fractured spine

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.

Read More
VIEW COMMENTS

There are no comments yet. Be the first to post your thoughts. or Register.

  • A big hug for a California teenager whowith $1,500 inside and returned it to its rightful owner. That’s what Melissa Vang did when 18-year-old Tyler Opdyke showed up at her door to make sure she had found the lost wallet. He had hidden it under her doormat when no one answered his knock.>> Read more trending news This is how it happened. Opdyke was handing out fliers for his uncle’s pesticide business, according to KOVR, when he stumbled upon the wallet bulging with cash.  Vang’s husband had dropped it as he was leaving the home “I just really thought about what I would want someone to do if I were to drop my wallet,” Opdyke told KOVR. “And then I thought about the house. I thought about the family who lived there.” When he rang the doorbell to return the wallet, no one answered, because Vang was afraid to go to the door, but surveillance video captured Opdyke holding up the wallet . >> Related: Lost wallet returned with painfully honest letter about why thief kept cash So he hid the wallet under the doormat and returned later to make sure the family had found it. This time Vang and her two daughters answered the door. They hugged Opdyke and thanked him for his honesty and integrity in returning the lost money.
  • As Hurricane Maria was ravaging the island of Puerto Rico, House Speaker Paul Ryan said during a Wednesday visit to Florida that he expects the Congress will vote on more disaster relief money next month, as federal agencies deal with the aftermath from three major hurricanes – Harvey, Irma and Maria. “I’m sure that we’re going to do another, what we call a supplemental, sometime in October, once we have a full assessment of what is needed,” the Speaker said, after spending the day looking at storm damage across Florida. Earlier this month, lawmakers approved $15.3 billion in extra aid for Hurricane Harvey; while that money was expected to allow for initial aid for victims of both Harvey and on Hurricane Irma relief, the expected damage from Hurricane Maria will mean an even bigger drain on federal emergency budget accounts. The Speaker’s comments came after Ryan toured damaged areas in south Florida, which included a flight from the U.S. Coast Guard over the Florida Keys. Thank you @SpeakerRyan for taking the time to visit South Florida & the #FLKeys to assess the damage left behind by #Irma #KeysRecovery pic.twitter.com/qNb105UJid — Rep. Carlos Curbelo (@RepCurbelo) September 20, 2017 “From Marathon to Key West, it was really pretty extensive damage,” Ryan said, noting that he was familiar with the area from fishing trips he has made to Florida in the past. “It was really astounding, the kind of damage that is done, not just to the ecosystem, but also to the homes and the structures,” the Speaker added. Ryan was accompanied not only by local lawmakers from Florida, but also by the Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ), who would be in charge of any extra aid package in the House. . @SpeakerRyan says he expects Congress will have to pass another hurricane aid package in October. — Cristina Marcos (@cimarcos) September 20, 2017 “We will work together to make sure that the necessary federal resources are in place for the rebuilding,” the Speaker said. “We will be there every step of the way.” No estimates have been given on how much the Congress will have to pony up in terms of federal aid for Harvey, Irma and Maria; the Governor of Texas at one point said he thought his state might need over $100 billion from Uncle Sam, and the costs will certainly climb with damage to Puerto Rico from Maria.
  • University of Oklahoma President David Boren says he will resign as head of the state's flagship university at the end of the current school year. Boren is a former Democratic governor and U.S. senator. He has served as OU's president since 1994. Boren announced his plan Wednesday to retire June 30, but agreed to stay longer if a successor has not been selected by that time.
  • If you have plans for Saturday, you might want to change them. Well, if you believe a new claim that says the world is going to end Sept. 23, that is. >> Read more trending news Christian publication Unsealed foretells the rapture in a four-minute YouTube video called 'September 23, 2017: You Need to See This.' Why Saturday? According to David Meade, the date is derived from verses and numerical codes in the Bible.  For example: 'Jesus lived for 33 years. The name Elohim, which is the name of God to the Jews, was mentioned 33 times (in the Bible),' Meade told The Washington Post. 'It's a very biblically significant, numerologically significant number. I'm talking astronomy. I'm talking the Bible . . . and merging the two.' Ed Stetzer, a pastor and executive director of Wheaton College's Billy Graham Center, takes issue with Meade and his claims. Read an in-depth look at how Meade came up with this doomsday date and why Stetzer disagrees with him on myajc.com
  • The GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal 'Obamacare' would redistribute hundreds of billions of dollars in federal financing for insurance coverage, creating winners and losers among individual Americans and states in ways not yet fully clear. Independent analysts say the latest Senate Republican bill is likely to leave more people uninsured than the Affordable Care Act, and allow states to make changes that raise costs for people with health problems or pre-existing medical conditions. After closed-door meetings Tuesday, supporters seemed confident but acknowledged they're not sure if the bill can pass. There's only a narrow window for the Senate to act under special budget rules that expire at the end of the month. The Congressional Budget Office has said it doesn't have time to complete a full analysis of the impact on coverage before the deadline. The biggest changes would start in 2020 - the next presidential election year. That's a political risk for Republicans, since health care changes often involve unforeseen problems. A key feature of the legislation from Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana would put the ACA's financing for subsidized private health insurance and Medicaid expansion into a giant pot and redistribute it among states according to new formulas.