Injured Tulane football player, Devon Walker, transferred from Tulsa hospital to rehab facility

TULSA - Devon Walker, the Tulane University football player who suffered a spine injury two weeks ago during a game against the University of Tulsa, is out of the hospital.

Walker was injured Sept. 8 while playing at H. A. Chapman Stadium when he and a teammate collided helmet to helmet. 

Walker suffered a cervical fracture and later underwent a three-hour surgery at Saint Francis Hospital so doctors could stabilize his spine.

He has now been transferred to an undisclosed rehabilitation facility.

Walker's parents, Booker and Inez Walker, released the following statement regarding their son's recovery:

We are pleased to have completed the transfer of Devon to a comprehensive in-patient rehabilitation center to continue his recovery. We want to express our appreciation and gratitude to Mr. Bill Warren and the wonderful doctors and staff of St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, who provided immediate care for our son.  We'll be forever grateful for their devotion to Devon's well-being.

We will now focus on the next phase of Devon's recovery and ask that all the prayers, well-wishes and support continue with him through his journey. We appreciate everyone's understanding of our request for privacy as we focus on his recovery.

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