11:50 AM PT -- TMZ Sports spoke with the victim's mother, Desiree Coleman, and she claims her daughter's braces got jammed into her gums as a result of the alleged attack.
"She will go to the orthodontist so we can just get them off, get them out and revisit braces after she's finished with surgery and completely healed," Coleman says.
As for the alleged incident, Coleman tells us her daughter was out with friends at the Waffle House ... when she called "screaming and hollering," demanding Coleman come see her in Zachary.
Coleman says when she got to the hospital, medical personnel was forced to transport her daughter to a different facility because of the severity of her injuries.
Coleman says docs have told her "it's going to be a long road" for recovery.
Coleman added, "Something has to be done because things like this shouldn't just go by without people knowing whats going on."
Tyler Judson -- a Tulane Univ. football player -- was arrested Monday ... this after he was accused of punching a woman so hard in the face at a Louisiana Waffle House, she required a trip to the hospital.
The mother of the alleged victim told WWL-TV her daughter was at the popular restaurant in Zachary, LA in the early morning hours of Memorial Day ... when a fight with Judson broke out.
The mom claims her daughter didn't know Judson prior to the incident and didn't start it ... but says she was punched by the Green Wave safety anyway -- causing severe injuries.
The woman says her daughter suffered "multiple facial fractures" and will require surgery to fix the issues. She also says the 18-year-old's eyes were still swollen shut as of Wednesday.
Jail records show Judson was arrested and booked on a charge of felony second-degree battery Monday. Records also show he bonded out shortly after.
Tulane Univ. said in a statement to media outlets it's suspending Judson immediately, saying, "Tulane Athletics is aware of Tyler Judson’s arrest."
"He has been suspended indefinitely from the Tulane football program. Tulane Athletics will have no further comment at this time."
Judson -- a redshirt freshman -- appeared in four games for the Green Wave in 2019, logging three total tackles.
He came to Tulane as a fairly touted national recruit, reportedly picking the school over offers from Baylor, Ole Miss and others.