Southern launches fund to help WR Devon Gales

Dr. Saturday

Southern University has started a fundraising effort for injured wide receiver Devon Gales.

Gales suffered a spinal injury during the team's game at Georgia on Saturday. According to the school, Gales suffered "several" fractures in his neck and had successful surgery on Sunday. He was injured while blocking as a member of the Jaguars' kickoff return team in the third quarter.

The fund is for Gales' medical expenses. Georgia flew in his parents from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at the school's expense and members of the Southern staff stayed with him at an Athens hospital.

To donate to the fund, you can click here. You can also mail contributions to the address below

Southern University System Foundation
c/o Devon Gales Fund
PO Box 9562
Baton Rouge, La. 70813



Gales walked on to to the team and is a redshirt sophomore. Georgia coach Mark Richt tweeted out the link for his fundraising page on Monday.

Gales is slated to stay at Athens Regional Hospital until he's cleared to return to Baton Rouge for more treatment.

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