The University of Tulsa issued a statement saying Tulane safety Devon Walker has undergone a three-hour surgery for a spinal fracture at Tulsa's St. Francis hospital.
Walker suffered a spine injury during a collision on the field at The Green Wave's game against TU's Golden Hurricane on Saturday.
Dr. Greg Stewart of Tulane University says surgeons managed to stabilize Walker's spine. Walker will remain in ICU at St. Francis. It is unclear whether Walker will have any paralysis.
Roger Dunaway is the assistant athletic director for Tulane University. Dunaway said Sunday that Walker's parents had arrived at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa on Saturday night.
Dunaway says officials, coaches and players are praying for the best for Walker.
Walker, a 21-year-old senior, was hurt on the final play of the first half. Walker and a defensive tackle sandwiched a Tulsa player who had caught a pass, apparently smashing their helmets into each other.
Dr. Buddy Savoie said during a postgame news conference that Walker never completely lost consciousness and was breathing on his own.
TU released the following statement Sunday evening:
"The University of Tulsa has received many requests from the general public asking what can be done to support Devon Walker, a Tulane University student-athlete who is in a Tulsa-area hospital after suffering a serious injury in Saturday’s Tulane-Tulsa college football game. The University of Tulsa has been in constant communication with Tulane University officials in an effort to assist them and the Walker family during this extremely difficult time. On Monday, The University of Tulsa will make an announcement detailing where friends and fans may contribute financial and in-kind gifts for Devon and his family."
The University of Tulsa and Tulane University continue to ask for thoughts and prayers to be with the Walker family."
(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press contributed to this report.)