The family of injured Tulane safety Devon Walker released a statement in thanks of supporters following Walker's brutal injury against Tulsa on Saturday. As the result of a collision with his own teammate, Walker suffered a broken neck and collapsed lung. Walker underwent surgery on Sunday to stabilize his spine, and is currently "awake and recovering."
Tulane Athletics Director Rick Dickson read the statement on the family's behalf:
"We have been overwhelmed by the amount of concerned well wishes we have received from all over the world. Although we cannot respond individually to all, we thank everyone for the love and support shown to Devon and our family. The medical care that our son has received so far has been outstanding. We are also very grateful for the care and concern shown to us by those here at Tulsa University, in the City of Tulsa, at Tulane University and of course by everyone at home in New Orleans.
"We appreciate you respecting our family's request for privacy. We do ask that you continue to keep Devon in your prayers."
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