It was certainly a scary moment for many college football fans Saturday afternoon. During the Southern/Georgia game in Athens, Jaguars wide receiver Devon Gales made an awkward block on a kickoff return late in the third quarter when he went down with an apparent neck injury.
Gales was stretchered off the field and was rushed to Athens General, where he would undergo surgery. According to Go Jag Sports, Gales had the successful spinal surgery on Sunday and it was said that he suffered several fractures in his neck and was stabilized.
The site sent out this statement:
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.
The family also sent out their gratitude to the Georgia football program, who flew in Gales’s parents at their own expense.
Campus Sports would like to wish Gales a full and speedy recovery.
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