Devon Walker Injury: Tulane Safety Has Surgery To Stabilize Spine

Injured Tulane safety Devon Walker underwent his first of several surgeries on Sunday, little more than 24 hours after his devastating injury on the field during Saturday's Tulane-Tulsa game in Tulsa, Okla. The surgery on Sunday was to stabilize his spine:

Doctors have stated that because of swelling in the area it will be difficult to assess the long-term effects of the injury:

Indeed, the swelling can impair neurological function and make it difficult to tell immediately how much is truly lost and how much may return as a patient stabilizes and the swelling decreases.

Eric LeGrand, a Rutgers player who suffered similar injury two years ago but has since recovered significantly, has stated that he plans to reach out to Walker and his family.

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