Southern wide receiver Devon Gales suffered a spinal injury during the Jaguars’ contest against the University of Georgia on Saturday.

Gales was taken to an Athens, Ga. hospital where he underwent surgery Sunday afternoon.

SU’s athletic department released the following statement regarding Gales’ surgery and injury status:

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.

If you would like to send cards or well wishes to Devon, please send them to:

SU Athletics:
C/o Devon Gales
PO Box 9942
Baton Rouge, LA 70813


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