Southern University Receiver Stabilized After Surgery On Fractured Neck

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Southern University receiver Devon Gales suffered a spinal injury while trying to make a block during Saturday’s game against Georgia. Gales has undergone surgery to repair several fractures in his neck, and he has movement in his upper body, according to a statement released by Southern University.

In the video above, you can see the play that Gales was injured on. Here is the full statement from Southern University:

Southern University wide receiver Devon Gales underwent a successful spinal surgery Sunday afternoon.

Gales suffered several fractures in his neck that were stabilized. He continues to have movement in his upper body and remains in good spirits and will remain at Athens Regional until he is released to return to Baton Rouge for further treatment.

The Gales family, along with Interim Athletics Director Roman Banks and the entire Southern University family, would like to thank Athens General, The University of Georgia and all of the many people who aided in his care during this unfortunate event. We are extremely thankful for all of the prayers and well wishes that Devon has received from many people nationwide.

Also, special thanks to the Georgia football program and Sports Medicine staff for all of their love and support that they have shown Devon during this difficult time.

Due to the overwhelming amount of love shown to them from everyone, the family is asking for privacy at this time. They appreciate and request your continued prayers and thoughts.