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Porter-Gaud High School football player invited to NFL Game after Season Ending Injury

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Allen Walters with New York Giant Terrell Thomas Allen Walters with New York Giant Terrell Thomas

Porter-Gaud sophomore running back, Allen Walters, suffered a season ending knee injury two weeks ago against Heathwood Hall late in the fourth quarter.

Walters said he feared his football career was over a couple weeks ago, a heartbreaking thought for someone aspiring to play for the NFL someday.

Allan's injury was major. He's currently undergoing a series of surgeries to fix his knee. 

Very few players in the NFL can relate to the pain Walters endures. Although one of them who can is  New York Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas who happens to be in the Carolinas this week.

Thomas twice had major knee reconstruction surgery, yet still was able to return to football and play at a high level. Thomas was asked to call Allan and offer support. One thing led to another, the two hit it off, and Sunday Thomas and Walters were both on the field during the Giants vs. Panthers game in Charlotte.

Sunday morning he spoke with News 2 from Charlotte where he's a special guest at the NFL game and was seen by team doctors, who once again encouraged him that his injury is healing well.

"I was very impressed that he took time to speak with my son and have us here for the game. It was an awesome feeling, he epitomizes what it means to give back," Stuart Walters said.  

Walters tells News 2 while discussing the similar injuries over dinner Thomas told him "you'll be back."

Indeed Walters does plan to be back at least for his senior season. If that isn't enough time to be recruited for the college level Walters still insists he would attempt walking on to a team.

"It doesn't matter how you get there just as long as you get there," Walters said, repeating the optimism Thomas has shown him.

NY Giants' team of doctors also gave Walters encouraging news, they told him his knee looked to be healing well.

Walters has at least one more surgery to go.

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