The Shepherd Center released a new photo of Southern University football player Devon Gales on Thursday, as he undergoes rehab after sustaining a spinal injury against UGA on Sept. 26, according to The Advocate.
Gales can be seen wearing a UGA jacket in the photo, and has received a groundswell of support from the school and its fans.
In the report, it states that the Shepherd Center released a statement with the photo: “Mr. Gales and his family are appreciative for the outpouring of support from the public, but have requested privacy at this time.”
Gales was injured on a kickoff return, and spent the remainder of that weekend hospitalized in Athens, Ga. before moving to the Shepherd Center in Atlanta for rehab on Sept. 30.
Southern University established a fundraising account to help Gales and his family during this time.