Tulane safety Devon Walker has a cervical spine fracture and will undergo surgery in the next two days, says Tulane team doctor Buddy Savoie (via KTUL Tulsa's John Moss.)
Walker suffered the injury just before halftime of Tulane's game against Tulsa. After a massive collision with a teammate he was breathing but unresponsive on the field, and CPR and an emergency tracheotomy were performed. An ambulance was brought on to the field, and Walker was responsive by the time he was taken to the hospital. In addition to the cervical fracture, Walker suffered a collapsed lung.
Walker sustained the injury while trying to make a tackle, where both he and a teammate missed, and he collided head-to-head with a defensive tackle nearly 100 pounds heavier. A GIF of the injury can be found here.
Walker is a senior who has collected 47 tackles, four pass break-ups, and a forced fumble in 31 games at Tulane.