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Tulane safety Devon Walker stops breathing after hard hit, has to be revived by CPR
By Frank Schwab | Dr. Saturday – 2 hours 4 minutes ago
There was a frightening scene just before halftime of Tulane's game at Tulsa, when Tulane safety Devon Walker stopped breathing after a hard hit and had to be revived with CPR.
Fox Sports reported Walker stopped breathing on the field. Walker left the stadium in an ambulance. KTUL-TV reported that Walker suffered a broken neck and a collapsed lung, and a tracheotomy was performed. The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported that Walker has a cervical spine fracture, and he is in traction, immobilized and being treated for swelling.
According to a tweet from Tulane football, Walker is in stable condition at a nearby hospital, according to the team doctor.
Walker was attempting to tackle Tulsa H-back Willie Carter when he and teammate Julius Warmsley, a defensive tackle pursuing the play downfield, crashed into each other helmet-to-helmet. The Associated Press spoke to Walker's brother Raynard, who said their mother was watching the game on television when the injury happened.
Thoughts and prayers go out to Walker, his family and his teammates.
Here's video of the hit: