Deion Sanders is preparing to begin his first season as head coach of the Colorado Buffaloes. Sanders headed to Boulder after three seasons leading Jackson State. The Sanders era has been one of great transition, with over 70 players leaving the program since Coach Prime’s arrival in December. Furthermore, 34 players have joined the team, primarily coming from the transfer portal. This recruiting method has earned Sanders some criticism. However, he has also turned Colorado into one of the most-hyped programs in college football. Long-time fans and boosters are reportedly struggling to get season and box tickets amid a rush of new support for the team.
Colorado’s first season under Sanders begins with a trip to TCU, the team that finished runners-up in the National Championship last season. Colorado’s 2023 schedule includes rivalry games against Nebraska, Colorado State, and Utah. Furthermore, there are also rumors flying that Colorado is contemplating a move from the Pac-12 to the Big 12. But now Sanders is having to deal with a much more personal, and life-threatening, decision.
Deion Sanders Shares Medical Update
According to a video that Sanders posted to YouTube, the Colorado coach might need to undergo drastic medical procedures in the near future. Meeting with his medical team, Sanders was informed that he was experiencing significant blood-flow issues in his left foot. Sanders previously had two toes amputated from the foot. Furthermore, Sanders missed three games in 2021 due to complications from a previous foot surgery. However, the current issues appear to be much more severe.
“Those arteries have shut down,” surgeon Max Wohlauer informed Sanders, referencing the sharp drop in blood pressure. “You just have to understand what the risks are,” fellow surgeon Donald Jacobs added. “Things can cascade. [you] could lose the foot.” Sanders was practical as ever in response to the devastating news. “I want to do it this summer, because when we get rolling, I’m not going to have time to do it,” Sanders told the doctors. “This is the best down time I have.” Follow all the latest sports news here at HotNewHipHop.