Colorado Head Coach Deion Sanders Potentially Set for Serious Surgery

According to a behind-the-scenes documentary, Colorado head coach Deion Sanders could be set for significant surgery prior to the 2023 season.

New Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders is potentially set for serious offseason surgery after an exclusive behind the scenes look at a meeting with his medical team revealed that the Hall of Fame cornerback might have to have his left foot amputated.

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Deion Sanders Potentially Set for Serious Surgery

Since arriving in Boulder ahead of the 2023 college football season, Sanders has walked with a notable limp, which has raised several questions during his media access through spring ball.

However, it appears things could be more serious than Sanders had been letting on to the press.

Donald Jacobs, a vascular surgeon featured in the Youtube documentary “Coach Prime Fighting Through The Pain,” is seen telling Colorado athletic trainer Lauren Askevold that “he could lose the foot.”

Sanders is no stranger to medical concerns. The former Jackson State Tigers head coach had to miss time on the sideline during the 2021 season following complications from surgery. Coach Prime has already had two toes amputated on the left foot that is currently a cause for concern.

The news comes at a pivotal time for Sanders and his Colorado team. The enigmatic head coach has brought a renewed level of interest to a Buffaloes team that struggled in recent seasons.

From his flamboyant personality to the controversial nature in which he has gone about roster construction ahead of his first campaign at the helm, Sanders has already made Colorado the talking point of the college football season.

The Buffaloes will feature on Fox’s Big Noon Kickoff to open their 2023 college football campaign against national championship runner-up TCU in Week 1. It’s a rarity for a Pac-12 team and a sign of the interest that Sanders has already built around the program before they even hit the turf in anger as summer turns to fall.

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The timing of the decision to undergo surgery might leave many analysts and fans wondering, why now?

The answer is twofold.

As revealed in the short documentary, there appears to be some medical requirement for haste. Both Bacons and Max Wohlauer are seen explaining to Sanders that “things can cascade,” and that blood pressure readings indicate that the “arteries have shut down.”

Alongside medical haste, Sanders also has one eye on the 2023 college football season. As he explains, “I want to do it this summer because when we get rolling, I’m not going to have time to do it. This is the best downtime I have.”

Essentially, don’t expect to see Sanders pulling a Hugh Freeze and coaching from his hospital bed when Colorado kicks off their campaign against TCU. The former Florida State standout has every intention of being on the sideline.

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