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05/26/2017 11:31 am ET Updated May 26, 2017

Devon Gales Was Paralyzed Playing Football. He Just Walked Again.

"I'm on the way!"
Devon Gales, shown as he is carted off the field on Sept. 26, 2015, is making progress after becoming paralyzed from the wais
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Devon Gales, shown as he is carted off the field on Sept. 26, 2015, is making progress after becoming paralyzed from the waist down that day. 

The word “comeback” is overused in sports, but in the case of Devon Gales, it might not be strong enough.

On Sept. 26, 2015, Gales, a receiver for the Southern University football team, became paralyzed from the waist down when he blocked the University of Georgia kicker on a kickoff return and shattered his C6 vertebra.

On Thursday, Gales posted a video of himself walking. He had help ― but wow.

“I’m on the way!” he wrote.

Gales stood for the first time in February, Gridiron Now previously reported.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Gales was being treated at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta and has now moved back home to Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Here’s to more progress.

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