Injured Southern University wide receiver Devon Gales has been transferred to an Atlanta hospital for rehabilitation. The University of Georgia made the announcement in an official statement, which was reported by Zach Barnett of NBC Sports’ College Football Talk.
“He was admitted to Shepherd Center’s Spinal Cord Injury Unit for evaluation, care and observation. On Thursday he will begin a rigorous rehabilitation program under the guidance of a full team of medical and rehabilitation specialists,” the statement said.
“Mr. Gales and his family are appreciative for the outpouring of support from the Southern University and University of Georgia communities and others, but have requested privacy at this time,” Georgia said.
Gales suffered a spinal cord injury last weekend in Southern’s game against Georgia in Athens, which Southern lost 45-6. There is no telling just how long he will be in Atlanta for rehab.
Gales was visited by Bulldogs coach Mark Richt and offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer on Sunday, and is reported to be in good spirits and has movement in his upper body.
Spinal injuries are no joke, so the move to Atlanta is surely in Gales’ best interests. Hopefully, he is able to make a full recovery in some way, shape or form.
Campus Sports wishes Gales a speedy recovery and will update this story when new information becomes available.
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