Deion Burks receives injury update following scary situation at Citrus Bowl
Deion Burks was reported to be moving all his extremities and has been discharged from the hospital on Monday night. Burks was carted off the field following a scary hit in the middle of the 4th quarter of the 2023 Cheez-It Citrus Bowl.
Update on @deionkburks:
Deion Burks has movement in all extremities. Due to neck pain, precautionary measures were taken to stabilize him after the injury. He was taken to a local hospital, where he will be fully evaluated and undergo additional testing.
— Purdue Football (@BoilerFootball) January 2, 2023
Purdue announced on Twitter that Burks’ scans are normal and that he is well.
UPDATE: All medical scans were normal, and Deion is feeling better. He has been discharged from the hospital. 🙏
— Purdue Football (@BoilerFootball) January 3, 2023
The Boilermakers didn’t have a good performance in the 63-7 loss in the 2023 Citrus Bowl to LSU, but their thoughts are more with Burks and his health. Burks, in turn, finished his sophomore season catching 15 receptions for 149 yards.
Purdue was dominated by LSU on both sides of the ball as the Tigers outgained the Boilermakers in total yards accounting for 594-to-263. The Boilermakers also turned the ball over 3 times while the Tigers turned the ball over once.
Purdue finished the 2022 season with an overall record of 8-6 (6-3 in B1G play) and are set to begin the Ryan Walters era this off-season after Jeff Brohm left to become the head coach of Louisville.