Walker was involved in a hard hit at the end of the half with the Green Wave down 35-3 to Tulsa (which would go on to win 45-10). Walker went down upon impact, and according to Bill Haisten of the Tulsa World, has been receiving what appears to be CPR by medical personnel.
FOX later reported that Walker stopped breathing, but is in stable condition now.
A TU trainer told John Moss of KTUL in Tulsa that Walker suffered a broken neck and collapsed lung. He had to be revived on the field and a tracheotomy was performed. Team Dr. Buddy Savoie said after the game that Walker has a fractured spine and will need surgery.
“He was stable when we transported him,” Savoie said. “I do not think, based on the information we have, his life was ever in danger.”
We will have more on this as it develops, but please, if you are so inclined, keep Walker in your thoughts and prayers.
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