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

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


--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.


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.

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