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Tulane safety Devon Walker suffers broken neck, collapsed lung in helmet-to-helmet hit

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Tulane safety Devon Walker is listed in stable condition today after colliding with his teammate Julius Warmsley during a tackle against Tulsa.

A Tulane trainer has confirmed that Walker suffered a broken neck and a collapsed lung during the collision.

The impact occurred when Green Wave defensive tackle, Warmsley, led with his helmet into a tackle, spearing his teammate's helmet in the process.  Walker's body immediately went limp, and training staffs from both teams rushed to his aide.

According to a Fox Sports report, Walker stopped breathing and emergency personnel performed on-field CPR, allowing him to breathe again before he was taken away by ambulance.  They also performed a tracheotomy on the senior defensive back.

A stadium-wide prayer was led by a person on the field as coaches and players were in tears.

Walker is currently in the emergency and trauma center at Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa.

Video of the injury can be seen here.

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