Tulane Safety Devon Walker Leaves Field in Ambulance After Helmet-to-Helmet Hit

Alex BallentineFeatured ColumnistSeptember 8, 2012

Photo via USAToday.com
Photo via USAToday.com

Play was halted for a scary moment during the Tulane vs. Tulsa game as Devon Walker was attended to for a helmet-to-helmet hit. According to Fox (via Brett McMurphy of ESPN), the senior had CPR administered on the field and is now in stable condition.

Fox reports Tulane's Devon Walker stopped breathing & had CPR administered. He is stable. They're saying a prayer for him at stadium

— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) September 8, 2012

 

--Update September 8, 3:21 p.m. ET by Alex Ballentine--

According to Brett McMurphy of ESPN, Walker suffered a broken neck and a collapsed lung.

Tulane's Devon Walker suffered broken neck & collapsed lung, a TU trainer told @johnmosstv. Was revived on-field, tracheotomy performed

— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) September 8, 2012

 

Walker was revived on the field after CPR was performed and according to a Tulane trainer, a tracheotomy was also performed and Walker is in stable condition after the injury.

--End of Update--

The injury was sustained on the last play of the first half, and the medical staff spent several minutes with Walker before bringing out a stretcher and loading him into an ambulance. According to a report from ESPN.com, it didn't appear as though Walker had moved while being treated on the field.

The helmet-to-helmet contact occurred with teammate Julius Warmsley as the two converged on Tulsa fullback Willie Carter.

Walker is a three-year letterman with the Green Wave and recorded 47 tackles in his first year as a starter last season.

Tulsa leads the Green Wave 35-3 at the end of the third quarter, and play has since resumed in Tulsa.

Stay tuned to Bleacher Report for the latest information on Devon Walker's condition as it comes.