Tulane says injured safety Devon Walker cannot get around on his own but will be home for the holidays.
A statement released Monday by Tulane says "Devon is not yet mobile" but works daily to get better.
Walker says he's happy to be going home to see family and friends. He says he knows his fight is just beginning, and asks people to pray for his recovery.
Walker's spine was fractured on a tackle Sept. 8 at Tulsa.
He is at an undisclosed rehabilitation facility. New Orleans Saints players and coaches visited him there on Nov. 29, his 22nd birthday.
Walker's family has asked for privacy, including no statements from Tulane about whether he can move his arms or legs. Spinal injuries can paralyze people.