This time last year, things were bleak for Devon Gales.
The former Southern University player was paralyzed after suffering a neck injury in a game against the Georgia Bulldogs. Gales spent months rehabbing and has slowly and surely made progress, thanks to the support from the University of Georgia.
Gales story, with the help of the University of Georgia, became one of the feel good stories of the college football season. It’s now been over a full year since his injury, the one year anniversary of the hit was this past Monday, and Gales has continued to make progress.
“I feel a lot different than what it used to, and I can feel, like, basically everything inside,” Gales told WSB-TV reporter Tyisha Fernandes.
Per Fernandes, Gales can now sit up on his own and can move his hips.
Gales was in Athens yesterday to watch Georgia’s game against Tennessee. Per Fernandes, he is also rehabbing at the Shepherd Center.
Devon Gales is on hand for today's game. Gets a loud ovation from the Sanford crowd as he's shown on the jumbotron.
— Jason Butt (@JasonHButt) October 1, 2016