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Southern WR Devon Gales stands for first time

ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia’s football program and the Bulldogs’ community as a whole has been supportive of Southern University wide receiver Devon Gales, who was seriously injured in Georgia’s win over the Jaguars on September 26 at Sanford Stadium. Gales was paralyzed after suffering a vertebrae injury during the game.

During Tuesday’s UGA athletic board meeting, Georgia director of sports medicine Ron Courson passed along some great news about Gales.

“He actually stood for 50 seconds by himself,” Courson told the board members during the quarterly meeting. “He’s making some good progress.”

Gales is expected to be released from the Shepherd Center in Atlanta on February 24 and will visit Athens before heading home to Baton Rouge, La. Courson also said it could take up to two years before doctors know what Gales’ long-term prognosis will be.

Gales attended Georgia’s basketball game against Auburn on February 6 in Athens.

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