Baltimore Ravens’ Tray Walker is in critical condition after suffering major injuries following a motorcycle accident.
As reported by ESPN, Walker got tangled in an accident around 7:50 p.m. and authorities stated that the 23-year old cornerback native of Miami did not put on the lights of his motorcycle and was also wearing a black clothing at the time of the accident.
Police added that Walker’s motorcycle collided with a Ford Escape and the name of the driver was not released by authorities. But the driver was cooperating with investigators as Walker was taken to Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital.
The Ravens confirmed that Walker is still in the hospital and details to his injuries are not yet known but the news came as a shock to the organization, which regarded Walker as a soft-spoken but a fast learner of the sport.
“This is devastating news. Our prayers and hopes are with Tray and his family tonight,” coach John Harbaugh said.
The Ravens are calling on friends, fans and relatives to offer prayers for Walker to pull through the said accident, recover and see action in the upcoming NFL season.
NBC Miami reported that Walker’s accident took place near his alma mater Miami Northwestern High, where he also played before the Ravens in the 2015 NFL Draft drafted him. As a freshman at Miami Northwestern, Walker recorded 22 tackles (17 solos), three interceptions (59 return yards) and a career-best 11 deflected passes. In his senior year, he earned Second-team All-Southwestern Athletic Conference (2014).
Walker was selected in the 4th round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens making him the highest draft selection from Texas Southern since Joe Burch in 1994. A day after his draft, Walker and his family spread the ashes of his father of the waters of Miami who died of a heart attack in 2014. During his rookie season with the Ravens, he dedicated it to his father, who never get to see him drafted.
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